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  Census figures for Llanbrynmair parish  
 

population graph for Llanbrynmair

 
 

The actual population figures were:-

 
In the year 1841 - 2019 people
In the year 1851 - 1982
In the year 1861 - 2061
In the year 1871 - 1903
In the year 1881 - 1575
In the year 1891 - 1288
In the year 1901 - 1151
 
 

The parish of Llabrynmair is a huge upland area. In Victorian times there would have been many poorer families struggling to make a living in this harsh landscape.
The 1841 census report said that six people emigrated from just one part of the parish over a period of a few weeks. Later census reports said that the population of Llanbrynmair increased as people came in to the area to build the Cambrian railway but then declined when the project was finished

We can see some of these trends in the graph above.
C
ompare this with the other country parishes in the Machynlleth area.
Did this happen elsewhere?
Why do you think it happened?

 
 

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