Coleorton Population Census

John MacDonald, our Heritage Warden, has collated information that is now available about the population census for the years 1841, 1851, 1861,1871,1881, 1891 and 1901. This has required a lot of time transcribing the images of the original handwritten census documents which are now available in searchable electronic format. Thank you John!

These lists are in pdf format (Adobe acrobat) - one for each census year - which you can download or open in your browser. You can do a search within each year’s document to find a name you are looking for. If you are searching for someone who used to live in Coleorton bear in mind that the parish boundaries have changed significantly over the last two hundred years (see notes below).

Coleorton population chart 1801 - 1951


  1. In 1884 Rotten Row was transferred to Coleorton from Thringstone (pop 194 in 1891)
  2. In 1936 part of Coleorton (pop nil in 1931) was transferred to Swannington. Part of Swannington (pop 46 in 1931), Part of Thringstone (pop 377 in 1931), were transferred to Coleorton
  3. Peggs Green was previously in Thringstone or Swannington parishes
  4. Figures from C T Smith, Populations of Leicestershire

Population of Coleorton in 2011

NOMIS map showing population stats for 2011 >> sourced from the 2011 Census key statistics.

There were 1,177 usual residents as at Census day 2011. Of these, 100% lived in households and 0% lived in communal establishments. The average (mean) age of residents was 42.2 years.

In total there were 465 household spaces. Of these, 460 (98.9%) had at least one usual resident and 5 (1.1%) had no usual residents.

Other Research Resources

We have brought together some sources of information about social, family and economic history of Coleorton.

See Cemeteries page for lists of burials and memorials >>