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Population statistics

These statistics are intended to help you place the changes in conditions in context. It is also worth considering other statistics noted elsewhere in this section.

Source 1

Year England and Wales (millions ) Scotland (millions) Ireland (millions) Britain (millions) Birth Rate per 1,000 Death Rate per 1,000
1831 13.8 2.3 7.8 23.9 36.6 23.4
1841 15.9 2.6 8.2 26.7 32.2 21.6
1851 18.0 2.9 6.6 27.5 34.3 22.0

 

Source 2

1837-41 population growth housing growth rate
Glasgow 37% 18.5%
Manchester 47% 15%
Bradford 78% 12%

Figures from Chadwick’s Sanitary Report, 1842

 

 

 

 

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