1921 Census - schedule type codes

Many different types of census schedule (census return or census form) are found in the 1921 Census of England & Wales.

Each schedule type is identified by a schedule type code (such as E or W) that can be found above the royal crest above the address panel on the front of the schedule.

The schedule type code may be repeated towards the foot of the page on the backs of schedule types which exceed two pages.

Continuation pages of the longest forms may receive an alpha suffix, as in, for example, IIIa as a continuation of the longest institutional schedule type.

The following schedule type codes are found in the 1921 Census of England & Wales. Note that the two types from Scotland (A and D) appear in the England & Wales Census by accident, the users having crossed the border between being given a Scottish census schedule and handing them in completed in England & Wales after census night.

Schedule type codeSchedule type
AScotland household, single page, 10 entries
AChannel Islands household, single page, 10 entries
AAChannel Islands household, multiple page, 40 entries
ASChannel Islands shipping, multiple page
CWales household, Welsh language, single page, 10 entries
CCWales household, Welsh language, multiple page, 40 entries
DScotland shipping, single page, 10 entries
EEngland household, single page, 10 entries
EEEngland household, multiple page, 40 entries
EEEEngland household, multiple page, 70 entries
IInstitution, multiple page, 40 entries
IIInstitution, multiple page, 70 entries
IIIInstitution, multiple page, 70+ entries
MIsle of Man household, single page, 10 entries
MMIsle of Man household, multiple page, 40 entries
MSIsle of Man shipping, multiple page
NMArmed Forces, multiple page, 70+ entries
PPrison, multiple page, 40 entries
PPPrison, multiple page, 70 entries
PPPPrison, multiple page, 70+ entries
SShipping, single page, 10 entries
SSShipping, multiple page, 70 entries
WWales household, English language, single page, 10 entries
WWWales household, English language, multiple page, 40 entries
WWWWales household, English language, multiple page, 70 entries