Response sent: July 2010

Request:

"Please supply details for the number of searches on the online 1901 census site. For each year it has been online. Please supply details for the number of searches on the online 1911 census site. For each year it has been online."

Outcome:

Successful

Response summary:

1901 Census

2002 - 227,212 (November and December only)
2003 - 1,066,424
2004 - 1,258,602
2005 - 3,874,299
2006 - 11,680,528
2007 - 11,957,805
2008 - 16,661,328
2009 - 17,012,560
2010 - 6,318,846 (to May 2010)

1911 Census

2008 - 54,000 (December only)
2009 - 3,422,590
2010 - 3,105,267 (to May 2010)

You should be aware that these figures represent the numbers of downloads of information from the census that occur, and not the number of searches that do not result in a download. This is because we do not collect the number of unsuccessful or aborted searches that occur on the census.