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  Census figures for Llangynidr parish  

Llangynidr population graph

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 2775 people
In the year 1851 - 3246
In the year 1861 - 3594
In the year 1871 - 3928
In the year 1881 - 3625
In the year 1891 - 488
In the year 1901 - 479
As well as the village of Llangynidr in the Usk valley, the parish included Mynydd Llangynidr and industrial settlements on the far side of the mountain.
The rise of population in 1841 and 1851 was due to the development of the Clydach Ironworks. In 1871 the population increased as people moved into the area to work in new mines and on the construction of a railway.
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 Llangattock 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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