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  Census figures for Ystradgynlais Upper (or Higher)  

population graph for Ystradgynlais Upper

  The actual recorded figures for the parish were:-
  In the year 1841 - 268 people
In the year 1851 - 549
In the year 1861 - 544
In the year 1871 - 515
In the year 1881 - 522
In the year 1891 - 574
In the year 1901 - 820

The parish of Ystradgynlais Upper (or Higher) stretched upstream from Abercrave and included Cae Hopkin, Cefn-byrle, Coelbren, Pen-y-cae, and Craig-y-nos.

Why do you think the population went down slightly in the middle of Queen Victoria's reign?
Why do think the population rose again at the end of the period?


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