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  Census figures for Abbey Cwmhir parish  
 

Abbey Cwmhir population Graph

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 589 people
In the year 1851 - 567
In the year 1861 - 537
In the year 1871 - 559
In the year 1881 - 485
In the year 1891 - 452
In the year 1901 - 396
 
 

The parish of Abbey Cwmhir was once part of Llanbister parish but by Victorian times had become a parish in its own right.
Like many of its neighbours it was a fairly remote rural community dependent on farming. Most of the inhabitants were farmers or farm workers and their families.

Compare this graph with those of other rural parishes in the area like Nantmel or St. Harmon.
Is the overall trend the same?
Why do you think the population declined towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign?
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