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  Census figures for Mochdre parish  

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 639 people
In the year 1851 - 519
In the year 1861 - 526
In the year 1871 - 542
In the year 1881 - 508
In the year 1891 - 422
In the year 1901 - 404


Although Mochdre is a rural parish including hill pasture stretching down to the Radnorshire border, it also extends to the edge of Newtown.
The government report which published the 1851 figures said that the decrease in population since 1841 was due to "stoppage of the factories" causing people to move away to look for work.

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