At the time of the census, Sunday 2nd April 1911, Brentham was still under construction. It is estimated that there were in the region of 360 completed houses. The census recorded just under 330 households and 1221 people. While some households would have been absent on the night of the census and hence not recorded, some houses would have been built but not yet occupied. There was nothing built in Denison Road, Fowlers Walk, Holyoake Walk or North View and only 3 houses in Brentham Way while Meadvale Road was only partially complete. The census recorded age, place of birth, occupation and household relationships. For a detailed analysis of the census returns click here.
An similar exercise of the 1939 civil registration records in currently underway.