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  Census figures for Llangurig parish  

Llangurig population graph

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 1951 people
In the year 1851 - 1802
In the year 1861 - 1641
In the year 1871 - 1701
In the year 1881 - 1605
In the year 1891 - 1231
In the year 1901 - 1191
  The parish of Llangurig covers a huge area of upland as well as the upper Wye. It also includes Cwm Belan which had a flannel mill in Victorian times. Compare the graph above with those for Trefeglwys, Carno and Llandinam.
Are the overall trends the same?
What was happening in the area in the 1860s which might have caused the population to rise?
Why do you think the population declined at the end of the period?

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