Early Austrian empire censuses

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p. 605 of Kann, R.A.,A History of the Habsburg Empire 1526-1918 (U. of California, 1974)

From Appendix I of Kann,

Hungary (1787): 8,000,000 source: official statistics & estimates of G.E. Hollos

Hapsburg domain
exclusive of Lombardy
and German Vorlande (1780): 17,435,000
(1786): 20,600,000

This book provides nationality censuses after 1843 if you are interested I can post later today.

The lack of data prior to 1843 seems to be evidence that prior to the French Revolution national awareness was a narrowly subscribed state of mind in Central Europe.
Have it data on villages?
 

Tulun

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Tulun, thank you very much, aspecially for link. Very sad that 1784-87 census have no data on ethnicity and language.

As i know in the begining of XIX century Hungarian gotherment begun politic of standartization and Magyarization. So it would be very interest do understand situation before it. Specifically about Ruthenians.

Was the census of 1850 year next to 1787 year, or is it lack of the data in the site konyvtar.ksh.hu?

Who is the "szasz"?
yes the site also includes the 1850/57 census results, digitalizied form of the book Az 1850. és 1857. évi népszámlálás/The census of the year of 1850 and 1857 (1993). If you are particularly interested in Ruthenes, as i looked up 355419 were counted or 2,7% of the population of the whole Hungary+Croatia-Slavonia+Military Frontier+Transylvania combined.
edit: this data is for the "legal" population, the census differentiated between "legal" and "present" population, for the latter Ruthenians made up 447377 people or 3,4% of the population.
the 1857 datas used the category "honos" (subject/citizen?), in that 424263 or 3,1% were Ruthenes and in the category of "present" population 391458 or 2,8%.
Are you interested in Ruthenes in general or only the Subcarpathia/Zakarpatia region? There is also a particular book dealing with the latters demographics history starting from the 1880 census on the ksh site. Kárpátalja településeinek nemzetiségi (anyanyelvi) adatai 1880–1941 /National (mother tongue) datas of the settlements of Subcarpathia 1880-1941 (1996)

the so called "Magyarization" assimilationist politics started after the 1867 compromise, the 1850/57 census was made in the opposite spirit, undercounting Hungarians as it was made after crushing the Hungarian revolution and the Habsburg neo-absolutist government sought to incorporate Hungary to a centralized Austrian Empire.

szász=saxon=german
 
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yes the site also includes the 1850/57 census results, digitalizied form of the book Az 1850. és 1857. évi népszámlálás/The census of the year of 1850 and 1857 (1993). If you are particularly interested in Ruthenes, as i looked up 355419 were counted or 2,7% of the population of the whole Hungary+Croatia-Slavonia+Military Frontier+Transylvania combined.
Are you interested in Ruthenes in general or only the Subcarpathia/Zakarpatia region? There is also a particular book dealing with the latters demographics history starting from the 1880 census on the ksh site. Kárpátalja településeinek nemzetiségi (anyanyelvi) adatai 1880–1941 /National (mother tongue) datas of the settlements of Subcarpathia 1880-1941 (1996)

the so called "Magyarization" assimilationist politics started after the 1867 compromise, the 1850/57 census was made in the opposite spirit, undercounting Hungarians as it was made after crushing the Hungarian revolution and the Habsburg neo-absolutist government sought to incorporate Hungary to a centralized Austrian Empire.

szász=saxon=german
The main question is the presence of Rythenian villages between Zakarpatia and Voevodina, i.e. in mainland Hungary and in Transilvania/Erdely.
 

Kotromanic

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Have it data on villages?
It doesn't.

Most of Kann's detailed information is for the decades after the revolutions of 1848.

For the empire as a whole, Slavic speaking peoples (aside from Czechs and Slovaks) percentage increasing in three successive censuses:

1890: 31.8 %

1900: 32.6 %

1910: 33.1 %
 

Tulun

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The main question is the presence of Rythenian villages between Zakarpatia and Voevodina, i.e. in mainland Hungary and in Transilvania/Erdely.
so basicly looking for adjusted datas for present day borders?

For present day Hungary i haven't found the adjusted nationality datas from 1857, for Transylvania they are online.

for the counties within historical Transylvania (Transylvania in the narrow sense) there are ethnic and religious datas starting from 1850, in the other counties attached to Romania only from 1880 online . They include all censuses until 1992 on this site:Erdély etnikai és felekezeti statisztikája
települések=settlements, etnikai összesítő=ethnic total, felekezeti összesítő= religious total. you can also search for particular settlement there.

and on this site up to 2002 Erdély etnikai és felekezeti statisztikája 1850-2002
 
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so basicly looking for adjusted datas for present day borders?

For present day Hungary i haven't found the adjusted nationality datas from 1857, for Transylvania they are online.

for the counties within historical Transylvania (Transylvania in the narrow sense) there are ethnic and religious datas starting from 1850, in the other counties attached to Romania only from 1880 online . They include all censuses until 1992 on this site:Erdély etnikai és felekezeti statisztikája
települések=settlements, etnikai összesítő=ethnic total, felekezeti összesítő= religious total. you can also search for particular settlement there.

and on this site up to 2002 Erdély etnikai és felekezeti statisztikája 1850-2002
Thank you very very much for links