1901 NSW Census


The following information has been taken from the State Records website.

This was the second census to survive in substance after the 1841 Census. Records of the intervening censuses are believed to have been destroyed in the Garden Palace fire on 22 September 1882. Only householders are listed. The names of the other people resident in the household are not identified.

About 1901 New South Wales, Australia Census

The 1901 Census for the state of New South Wales, Australia is contained in this database. Taken on the 31 of March, 1901 and organized alphabetically by district, the census records the surnames of each head of household and the number of people in the household. Gender is indicated by the column in which the number of householders is written along with columns indicating whether persons of either Chinese or Aboriginal ethnicity were found in the household. Although more information was recorded in the 1901 Census than householder names and numbers, these records have not survived. 

Information in this database:

  • Surname of head of household
  • Residence
  • District & sub-district
  • County
  • Number of persons in household
  • Gender
  • Township or village

HEATGG volunteers have extracted the majority (but not all) of districts pertinent to parts of the Western Goldfields area and volunteer, Sharon Hoyer, has transcribed the basic information from the following subdistricts:


County Sub District Book Fiche Item
Roxburgh L Limekilns, Palmers Oakey 5L 1019 [2/8433]
Roxburgh M Turon River 5M 1019 [2/8433]
Roxburgh N Turondale, Wattle Flat 5N 1019 [2/8433]
Roxburgh O Duramana 5O 1019 [2/8433]
Roxburgh P Peel 5P 1019 [2/8433]


Wellington E Hill End 52E 1101 [2/8454]
Wellington N Trianbil 52N 1102 [2/8454]
Wellington P Tambaroora West 52P 1102 [2/8454]
Wellington T Tambaroora East 52T 1102 [2/8454]


You can search the list of approximate districts covered by these Census returns at the start. Click on the link in the subdistrict column to browse the householders in that subdistrict. Here you may find your ancestors’ neighbours as well.

These transcriptions have then been combined and sorted into 2 alphabetical indexes, by householder name and by location. As with all handwritten documents the writing can be sometimes hard to decipher. If you feel that errors have been made then please alert us and we will adjust the records appropriately.

New in 1901 NSW Census