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  Census figures for Welshpool parish  

population graph for Welshpool

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 4626 people
In the year 1851 - 4391
In the year 1861 - 4844
In the year 1871 - 4885
In the year 1881 - 4988
In the year 1891 - 4510
In the year 1901 - 4328

The parish of Welshpool included the town and an area of countryside around it.
The report which published the figures for the 1851 census said that the population had decreased due to the "removal of flannel manufacture to Newtown".

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 1870s and 1880s which might have caused the population to rise again?


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