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HistPop provides online access to the Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection of population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.

The collection goes far beyond the basic population reports with a wealth of textual and statistical material which provide an in-depth view of the economy, society (through births, deaths and marriages) and medicine during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

These 200,000 pages of census and registration material for the British Isles are supported by numerous ancillary documents from The National Archives, critical essays and transcriptions of important legislation which provide an aid to understanding the context, content and creation of the collection.

In digitising this resource the OHPR has enabled browsing through the collection by date or geography, or searching the content directly.

In particular, this resource allows you to ascertain the population of individual parishes etc. at ten year intervals from 1801 to 1931 and to break this data down by gender, age etc. and to compare figures with county or national totals.

Small extract from one 1921 table for Aldeburgh in Suffolk

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