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Llanfair and district
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  Census figures for Llanfair Caereinion  
 

Llanfair population graph

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 2747 people
In the year 1851 - 2727
In the year 1861 - 2584
In the year 1871 - 2485
In the year 1881 - 2286
In the year 1891 - 2019
In the year 1901 - 1839

The parish includes the town and a large area of countryside around it. The report that was published with the census said that 19 people from the parish emigrated in the first 3 months of 1841 before the census.
A similar report recorded that the drop in population in 1871 was because of "migration of labourers in search of ...employment, and the demolition of dilapidated cottages".
 
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