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  Census figures for Llanfihangel Rhydithon parish  
 

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 337 people
In the year 1851 - 353
In the year 1861 - 378
In the year 1871 - 415
In the year 1881 - 358
In the year 1891 - 319
In the year 1901 - 490

 
 

In Victorian times most of the people of this large rural parish would have been involved in farming or working on the land in some way. There would have been local craftsmen like masons and shoemakers providing a much-needed service to the community.
The government report which published the figures for the 1871 census said that the population had increase due to the building of "houses and cottages". This was the period of the building of the railway when people moved into the area to build and run the new line.

Compare this graph with those of other parishes in the area.
Is the overall trend the same?
If the trend differs, in what way does it differ?
Why do you think the population went up at the end of Queen Victoria's reign?

 
 

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