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1861 Nova Scotia Canada Census Questions

The 1861 Nova Scotia Canada census was a head of household census only. In other words, the only names listed are for the head of the household, and all others are included in counts of the various information requested. It covered what is now the entire province of Nova Scotia.

These were the 1861 Nova Scotia Canada census questions asked by the enumerator.


Column Question
Name of head of household
1-3 Total population - male, female, totals
4-5 Number of births since March 30, 1860 - male, female
6-7 Under 1 year of age - male, female
8-9 Deaths under 1 year of age since March 30, 1860 - male, female
10-11 Over one and under two years of age - male, female
12-13 Deaths between one and two since March 30, 1860 - male and female
14-15 Over two and under three years of age - male, female
16-17 Deaths between 2 and 3 years since March 30, 1860 - male, female
18-19 Over three and under four years of age - male, female
20-21 Deaths between 3 and 4 years of age since March 30, 1860 - male, female
22-23 Over four and under five years of age - male, female
24-25 Deaths between 4 and 5 years of age since March 30, 1860 - male, female
26-27 Over five and under ten years of age - male, female
28-29 Deaths between 5 and 10 years of age since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 10 and under 15 years of age (30-35)
30-31 Males married, males single
32-33 Females married, females single
34-35 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 15 and under 20 years of age (36-43)
36-38 Males married, males single, males widower
39-41 Females married, females single, females widow
42-43 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 20 and under 30 years of age (44-51)
44-46 Males married, males single, males widower
47-49 Females married, females single, females widow
50-51 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 30 and under 40 years of age (52-59)
52-54 Males married, males single, males widower
55-57 Females married, females single, females widow
58-59 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 40 and under 50 years of age (60-67)
60-62 Males married, males single, males widower
63-65 Females married, females single, females widow
66-67 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 50 and under 60 years of age (68-75)
68-70 Males married, males single, males widower
71-73 Females married, females single, females widow
74-75 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 60 and under 70 years of age (76-83)
76-78 Males married, males single, males widower
79-81 Females married, females single, females widow
82-83 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 70 and under 80 years of age (84-91)
84-86 Males married, males single, males widower
87-89 Females married, females single, females widow
90-91 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 80 and under 90 years of age (92-99)
92-94 Males married, males single, males widower
95-97 Females married, females single, females widow
98-99 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 90 and under 100 years of age (100-107)
100-102     Males married, males single, males widower
103-105 Females married, females single, females widow
106-107 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Over 100 years of age (108-115)
108-110 Males married, males single, males widower
111-113 Females married, females single, females widow
114-115 Deaths since March 30, 1860 - male, female
Ages not given (116-127)
116-117 Males, female
118-119 Deaths - male, female
120-123 Males married, males single, males widower, males total
124-127 Females married, females single, females widow, female total
128 Grand Total
129-130 Deaths - male, female
131-132 Deaf and Dumb - male, female
133-134 Blind - male, female
135-136 Lunatics - male, female
137-138 Idiots - male, female
Cannot read (139-142)
139-140 Over 5 and under 15 years of age - male, female
141-142 Above 15 years of age - male, female
Cannot write (143-146)
143-144 Over 5 and under 15 years of age - male, female
145-146 Over 15 years of age - male, female
147 Married since March 30, 1860

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