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PERNUM
Person index within household

Codes

This is a 4-digit numeric variable.

Description

The variable PERNUM numbers of all persons within each household consecutively (starting from "1" for each household) in the order in which they appear on the original census form.

Comparability

PERNUM is constructed by programming for all individuals and households. It is completely compatible across countries and censuses.

Universe

  • Canada 1852: All persons
  • Canada 1871: All persons
  • Canada 1881: All persons
  • Canada 1891: All persons
  • Canada 1901: All persons
  • Denmark 1787: All persons
  • Denmark 1801: All persons
  • England and Wales 1851 (100%): All persons
  • Scotland 1851 (100%): All persons
  • Great Britain 1851 (2%): All persons
  • England and Wales 1861 (100%): All persons
  • Scotland 1861 (100%): All persons
  • Great Britain 1871: All persons
  • Scotland 1881 (100%): All persons
  • England and Wales 1881 (100%): All persons
  • England and Wales 1891 (100%): All persons
  • Scotland 1891 (100%): All persons
  • Scotland 1901 (100%): All persons
  • England and Wales 1901 (100%): All persons
  • Great Britain 1911: All persons
  • Iceland 1801: All persons
  • Iceland 1901: All persons
  • Iceland 1910: All persons
  • Mecklenburg 1819: All persons
  • Norway 1801: All persons
  • Norway 1875: All persons
  • Norway 1900: All persons
  • Norway 1910: All persons
  • Sweden 1880: All persons
  • Sweden 1890: All persons
  • Sweden 1900: All persons
  • Sweden 1910: All persons
  • United States 1850 (100%): All persons
  • United States 1850 (1%): All persons
  • United States 1860: All persons
  • United States 1870: All persons
  • United States 1880 (10%): All persons
  • United States 1880 (100%): All persons
  • United States 1900: All persons
  • United States 1910: All persons

Availability

  • Canada: 1852, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
  • Denmark: 1787, 1801
  • Great Britain: 1851a, 1851b, 1851c, 1861a, 1861b, 1871, 1881a, 1881b, 1891a, 1891b, 1901a, 1901b, 1911
  • Iceland: 1703, 1729, 1801, 1901, 1910
  • Mecklenburg: 1819
  • Norway: 1801, 1865, 1875, 1900, 1910
  • Sweden: 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910
  • United States: 1850a, 1850b, 1860, 1870, 1880a, 1880b, 1900, 1910