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  Census figures for Rhayader parish  
 

Rhayader population graph

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 742 people
In the year 1851 - 829
In the year 1861 - 846
In the year 1871 - 802
In the year 1881 - 890
In the year 1891 - 788
In the year 1901 - 1215
 
  The parish of Rhayader includes the town and a little land around it. Because it was the only town in the area and was a market and a base for local tradesmen, the population remained roughly the same except for the big change at the end of Queen Victoria's reign.

Compare this graph with those of other parishes in the area.
Is the overall trend the same?
Why do you think the population went up so dramatically in the 1890s?
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