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  Census figures for Guilsfield parish  

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 2577 people
In the year 1851 - 2397
In the year 1861 - 2634
In the year 1871 - 2558
In the year 1881 - 2430
In the year 1891 - 2275
In the year 1901 - 2149

Guilsfield parish was a rural area in Victorian times as it is now, though the village was much smaller (see maps pages). There were upland farms and larger farms in the valley.
The branch of the canal gave locals a chance to export their produce to markets further away.
Most people earned a living on the land but there would have been others who earned a living providing services to the community. (blacksmiths, millers, carters, etc.)

Compare this graph with those of other parishes in the area.
Is the overall trend the same?
If the trend differs, in what way does it differ?

What was happening in the area in the 1860s which might have caused the population to rise again?


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