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  Population figures for Bleddfa parish  
 

Bleddfa population graph

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 235 people
In the year 1851 - 234
In the year 1861 - 250
In the year 1871 - 232
In the year 1881 - 187
In the year 1891 - 124
In the year 1901 - 259

 
  Most people in the parish were farmers, farm labourers or farm servants but there were also craftsmen and tradesmen. (See pages on Earning a Living).
Notice that the population fell but then doubled between 1891 and 1900.
 
  Compare this graph with those of other large rural parishes in the area like Beguildy or Llangynllo.
Is the overall trend the same?
If the trend differs, in what way does it differ?
What project was happening in the area which might explain the rise in population in 1901?
 
 

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