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  Census figures for Llangattock parish  

Llagattock population graph

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 4334 people
In the year 1851 - 5415
In the year 1861 - 5759
In the year 1871 - 5303
In the year 1881 - 4731
In the year 1891 - 968
In the year 1901 - 924
The parish of Llangattock did not just include the village across the river Usk from Crickhowell. It also included the limestone bulk of Mynydd Llangatwg and industrial settlements in the Clydach valley.
The population figures for 1841 included 28 people in the Crickhowell Union Workhouse and 5 poor people living in tents on the common.
The drop in population between 1861 and 1871 was due to the decrease in the number of furnaces at Beaufort Ironworks.
The population figures for 1891 and 1901 (the columns in blue) are very much lower. This is because the boundaries were redrawn and the parish was much smaller.
  Compare the overall trend with those of those for Llangynidr and Llanelly 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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