Sometimes the handwriting on census records is not clearly recorded. Names and places of birth can be compared for the same family between census returns, but addresses may not be so easily identified. Some websites include the address within their transcription of the household, but even that could be incorrect if the handwriting is hard to read.
One such problem arose with the 1881 census of Poplar, where the following street was recorded:
The initial and final letters of this word were not immediately clear, and it street name could be read as ending “earl”. By moving between the pages, the census enumerator wrote the street name much more clearly on a previous page. It clearly read “Reeve Street.”
This is just one tip for troubleshooting specific census transcription problems!