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Hay and the Wye valley
Population graphs
  Census figures for the area  

parishes of the Hay areaThe population of this area of rural parishes along the Wye valley changed throughout the Victorian period as people moved about to earn a living. Information about the local population was recorded in the censuses which were taken every ten years.

Men were employed to travel round the district recording who lived in which house and what they did. The population graphs in this section were put together from these records.

Britain was divided into parishes (shown on the map) and the figures record how many people lived in the parish. The parish boundaries changed during Queen Victoria's reign, but the figures in our graphs refer to
the parishes as they are on this map.


Choose from the list below to see graphs of the population of local parishes in the Victorian period.

Llanbedr Painscastle
Tregoed and Felindre


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