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Ages in the 1841 Census

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Having been doing family tree research for nearly a year now I had not realised that with the 1841 England Wales Census a practice of rounding off ages was followed by many numerators, such as:

People aged:
* 15-19 were recorded as 15;
* 20-24 were recorded as 20;
* 25-29 were recorded as 25;
* 30-34 were recorded as 30;
* 35-39 were recorded as 35;

The 1841 census was taken on the night of 7 June 1841 and gave the total population as 15,914,000.

Has anyone else come across this?
 

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