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  Census figures for Carno parish  

Population graph for Carno

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 995 people
In the year 1851 - 908
In the year 1861 - 969
In the year 1871 - 1001
In the year 1881 - 876
In the year 1891 - 772
In the year 1901 - 717
  Besides the people of Carno parish who were upland sheep farmers or weavers the other main group were the lead miners and their families. The government report which published the figures of the 1851 census said that the population had declined in the 1840s because because local people had emigrated or moved to mining districts.
The graph reveals that the population rose slightly at the middle of the Victorian period and then fell sharply. Compare these figures with Llanwnog and Trefeglwys.
Is the overall trend the same?
Why did the population fall away at the end of Victoria's reign?
What else was going on in the area which might account for the increase in population in the middle of her reign?


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