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  Census figures for Cemais parish  
 

Population graph for Cemmais

 
 

The actual population figures were:-

 
In the year 1841 - 935 people
In the year 1851 - 891
In the year 1861 - 872
In the year 1871 - 877
In the year 1881 - 946
In the year 1891 - 729
In the year 1901 - 722
 
 

From these figures we can see that the population of the parish of Cemais fell from a high figure at the beginning of the period and then rose to a high point in 1881 before falling again to the lowest point at the end of the Victorian period.

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