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Welshpool and district
Population graphs
  Census figures for the area  

The population of Welshpool and the border area changed throughout the Victorian as people moved about to earn a living.

Information about the local population was recorded in the censuses which were taken every ten years.
Men were employed to travel round the district recording who lived in which house and what they did. The population figures are taken from these records.

Britain was divided into parishes (shown on the map) and the figures record how many people lived in the parish. The parish usually consists of the village around the parish church and the area around it. Some parishes contain several small communities.

Parishes in the area

Some of the border area around Welshpool was actually included in Shropshire parishes. Our graphs are put together just from figures for the Montgomeryshire parts.

Choose from the list below to view graphs of the population of local places in the Victorian period.


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