Cost of the 1911 Census
Civil registration did not commence in Scotland until 1855 and therefore the 1841 and 1851 censuses were organised by the Home Office in London working with the assistance of the Scottish sheriffs and provosts.
After the Registrar General for Scotland was appointed in 1855, the censuses from 1861 onwards became his responsibility.
The census costs for Scotland are summarized below:
|Census Year||Total Cost Scotland||Comments||No. of Enumerators/Registrars|
|Population 3.736m Registrar General paid £300 bonus in August 1883||8,72|
|Population 4.026m 6 more census clerks employed||8,925 enumerators,|
|Population 4.472m||9,088 enumerators,|
|Population 4.75m Increased by £248 2s 1d from 1901||8,899 enumerators|
In 1891, the Registrar General and other staff did not receive bonuses which was described by a clerk 'The saving in Bonus which it may be said was hardly defensible, certainly stingy, was £263.15'.