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  Census figures for Llanbedr Painscastle parish  

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  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 348 people
In the year 1851 - 322
In the year 1861 - 306
In the year 1871 - 313
In the year 1881 - 246
In the year 1891 - 202
In the year 1901 - 171


Llanbedr Painscastle is a large upland parish of small farms and hill pastures. It has always been a hard place to make a living and in Victorian times even more so. Unlike Llowes and Clyro it had none of the richer Wye valley farmlands. The published census report of 1851 said that the decrease in population was due to "the removal of labourers and their families to the mining districts of Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire".

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