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  Census figures for Whitton parish  

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 130 people
In the year 1851 - 118
In the year 1861 - 115
In the year 1871 - 71
In the year 1881 - 165
In the year 1891 - 133
In the year 1901 - 107

In Victorian times most of the people of Whitton parish would have been involved in farming or working on the land in some way. Even so there would have been local craftsmen like tailors and shoemakers providing a much-needed service to the community.
The government report which published the figures for the 1871 census said that the population had dropped due to "migration in search of employment". This shows that people were struggling to make ends meet in this rural parish.

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