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  Census figures for Llanbedr parish  

Llanbedr population graph

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 290 people
In the year 1851 - 286
In the year 1861 - 280
In the year 1871 - 273
In the year 1881 - 272
In the year 1891 - 230
In the year 1901 - 204
  Llanbedr parish in Victorian times was a mountainous country parish with a very small population. The report which came with the census returns said that the population of the parish in 1841 had decreased by 60 from 1831 due to the "depressed state of the iron trade".
This shows us that even in the rural areas men were walking miles to work in the foundries and mines.

Compare the overall trend with that of other rural parishes like Partrishow or Llanfihangel Cwmdu.
Is the overall trend the same?
Why do you think the population declined towards the end of the Victorian period?

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