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  Census figures for Llanelly parish  
 

Llanelly population graph

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 7366 people
In the year 1851 - 9644
In the year 1861 - 9603
In the year 1871 - 7541
In the year 1881 - 6979
In the year 1891 - 3079
In the year 1901 - 3076
 
  The parish of Llanelly included Clydach, Gilwern and part of Brynmawr. There were many workers living in these industrial communities.
The population of the parish in 1841 was almost twice the population in 1831. This rapid rise was due to the expansion of Clydach Ironworks.
The sudden drop in population between 1861 and 1871 was due to the closing of the same works.
The population figures for 1891 and 1901 are much lower. This is partly because the boundaries were redrawn and the parish was much smaller. The parish is not now in Breconshire.
 
  Compare the overall trend with those of those for Llangynidr and Llangattock which also included some industrial parts.
Is the overall trend the same?
Why do you think the population declined in the second half of Victoria's reign?
 
 

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