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  Census figures for Llanigon parish  

population graph for Llanigon

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 547 people
In the year 1851 - 518
In the year 1861 - 484
In the year 1871 - 442
In the year 1881 - 410
In the year 1891 - 336
In the year 1901 - 291

  Like other parishes in the area such as Clyro and Llyswen, this is very much a rural valley community. The parish did include large empty areas of the Black mountains though.
Most people would have worked on the farms in Victorian times and there would have been shepherds to look after the mountain sheep. The report which published the 1871 census figures said that numbers had fallen in that year because of "migration in search of employment".

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