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  Census figures for Manafon parish  

population graph

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 795 people
In the year 1851 - 766
In the year 1861 - 701
In the year 1871 - 671
In the year 1881 - 627
In the year 1891 - 486
In the year 1901 - 501

Like Llanerfyl, Llangyniew and Llanwyddelan, this parish is an upland area of small farms with sheep on the hills. In Victorian times just about everbody in the parish would have been involved in working on the land or like the miller and the blacksmith providing a service to the farmer. Many of the farmers were tenants of the Powis estate.
  Compare this graph with those of other rural parishes in the area.
Is the overall trend the same?
Why do you think the population declined in the later Victorian period?

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