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Knighton and district
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  Population figures for Knighton parish  
 

population graph for Knighton

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 1404 people
In the year 1851 - 1566
In the year 1861 - 1853
In the year 1871 - 1946
In the year 1881 - 1905
In the year 1891 - 1813
In the year 1901 - 2139

 
  The parish of Knighton includes the town and farmland around it, stretching from Knucklas in the west to Milebrook in the east.
(To
find out what the people of the town did for a living see the pages on Earning a Living).

The government report which published the figures also tells us that Knighton workhouse had 54 paupers in 1841 and 90 in 1851.
Notice that the population rose quite steeply around 1901 after declining since 1871.
 
  Compare this graph with those of the rural parishes in the area like Beguildy or Stanage. Then compare them with other towns like Builth or Rhayader.
Is the overall trend the same?
If the trend differs, in what way does it differ?
What project was happening across the area which might explain the rise in population in 1901?
 
 

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