With the exception of 1941, a national census (in more or less the current form) has been conducted in the UK every ten years, starting in 1841. Censuses before 1841 were little more than population headcounts.
This Appleby Collection is a line by line transcription of the census returns for the period 1841 to 1921 inclusive, converted to pdf format to make them easily searchable.
Please note that the spelling of family names can often be quite variable, so part name searches are sometimes best.
The 1931 Census was destroyed by fire during WW2. A transcription of the 1939 Civilian Register has been included in this collection. As no census was taken in 1941, the next census to be released will be the 1951 census. That will probably not be widely publicly available until 2053 or so.
As I am not realistically expecting to be around in 2053, this means my collection is effectively complete.
Click on a year number above to view a census return.