Ancestry.com has announced that the 1851 Census of England, Wales, Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man will soon be available to subscribers. The census consists of more than 17 million names and will be fully indexed for easy online searching.
Ancestry.com also states that that the site will be the only place on the web where you can search all census records from England and Wales spanning 1851 to 1901. The site charges fees for access to the records.
For the latest developments, keep an eye on http://www.ancestry.com