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Bedfordshire Census Statistics

The following statistics show the various growths and contractions over the period 1801-1991. This purely for information only.

Parish

1801

1851

1901

1951

1991

1801 to 1851 +-

1851 to 1901+-

1901 to 1951 +-

1951 to 1991+-

Ampthill

1,234

1,961

2,177

2,783

6,099

727

216

606

3,316

Arlesey

404

1,095

2,221

2,962

4,263

691

1,126

741

1,301

Aspley Guise

includes Aspley Heath in 1801 and 1851

679

1,303

1,261

1,533

2,171

624

-42

272

638

Aspley Heath

included under Aspley Guise in 1801 and 1851

-

-

462

460

507

-2

47

Astwick

included under Stotfold in 1991

81

81

62

39

-

0

-19

-23

Great Barford

431

865

681

760

1,718

434

-184

79

958

Little Barford

included under Roxton in 1991

80

112

137

88

-

32

25

-49

Barton-le-Clay

448

915

816

1,125

3,447

467

-99

309

2,322

Battlesden

included under Milton Bryan in 1991

133

160

72

71

-

27

-88

-1

Bedford, St.Cuthbert

no separate figures kept after 1931

351

663

4,905

-

-

312

4,242

Bedford, St.John

no separate figures kept after 1931

254

453

671

-

-

199

218

Bedford, St.Mary

no separate figures kept after 1931

616

1,670

5,615

-

-

1,054

3,945

Bedford, St.Paul

no separate figures kept after 1931

2,150

6,709

17,753

-

-

4,559

11,044

Bedford, St.Peter

no separate figures kept after 1931

577

2,198

6,200

-

-

1,621

4,002

Bedford

TOTAL

3,948

11,693

35,144

53,075

71,802

7,745

23,451

17,931

18,727

Biddenham

part of Biddenham transferred to Bedford in 1934

252

373

325

503

1,183

121

-48

178

680

Biggleswade

1,794

4,460

5,120

7,431

12,734

2,666

660

2,311

5,303

Billington

200

456

263

287

432

256

-193

24

145

Bletsoe

321

407

286

265

236

86

-121

-21

-29

Blunham

376

667

598

598

899

291

-69

0

301

Bolnhurst

combined figures for Bolnhurst & Keysoe from 1951

225

378

188

-

-

153

-190

Bolnhurst & Keysoe

combined figures from 1951

-

-

-

588

667

79

Brogborough

became a Civil Parish in 1990

-

-

-

-

318

Bromham

297

343

321

1,220

3,825

46

-22

899

2,605

Caddington

includes Beds and Herts figures until 1901 when Herts portion transferred to Beds

1,073

1,866

1,515

2,296

5,463

793

-351

781

3,167

Campton

includes Chicksands figures from 1991

316

548

437

381

2,293

232

-111

-56

1,912

Cardington

part of Cardington transferred to Bedford in 1934

509

574

433

333

249

65

-141

-100

-84

Carlton

figures given for Carlton & Chellington from 1951

376

432

351

-

-

56

-81

Carlton & Chellington

separate figures given for Carlton and Chellington until 1951

-

-

-

517

921

404

Chalgrave

part of Chalgrave was transferred to Hockliffe in 1929

534

952

593

364

447

418

-359

-229

83

Chellington

figures included in Carlton & Chellington from 1951

112

138

87

-

-

26

-51

Chicksands

figures included with Campton from 1991

42

74

62

687

-

32

-12

625

Clapham

part of Clapham was transferred to Bedford in 1934

157

445

788

2,203

3,411

288

343

1,415

1,208

Clifton

329

1,053

1,283

1,161

2,580

724

230

-122

1,419

Clophill

706

1,186

893

844

1,648

480

-293

-49

804

Colmworth

347

543

297

271

375

196

-246

-26

104

Cople

403

552

377

479

744

149

-175

102

265

Cranfield

961

1,515

1,239

2,160

4,405

554

-276

921

2,245

Dean

figures given for Dean & Shelton from 1951

385

547

344

-

-

162

-203

Dean & Shelton

figures given separately for Dean and Shelton before 1951

-

-

-

333

371

38

Dunstable

part of Houghton Regis was transferred to Dunstable in 1907

1,296

3,589

5,157

17,109

33,202

2,293

1,568

11,952

16,093

Dunton figures

include Edworth from 1991

336

467

392

450

604

131

-75

58

154

Eastcotts

part of Eastcotts was transferred to Bedford in 1934

504

881

871

3,675

1,853

377

-10

2,804

-1,822

Eaton Bray

583

1,455

1,117

1,165

2,300

872

-338

48

1,135

Eaton Socon

partly transferred to Huntingdonshire in 1965, Staploe figures for 1991 were 333

1,625

2,802

871

3,032

11,820

1,177

-1,931

2,161

8,788

Edworth

figures included with Dunton from 1991

90

104

86

66

-

14

-18

-20

Eggington

206

431

239

228

266

225

-192

-11

38

Elstow

part of Elstow was transferred to Bedford in 1934

475

581

479

417

608

106

-102

-62

191

Eversholt

715

982

574

441

388

267

-408

-133

-53

Everton

141

246

221

279

475

105

-25

58

196

Eyworth

86

141

121

93

61

55

-20

-28

-32

Farndish

figures included with Podington from 1891

68

82

-

-

-

14

Felmersham

329

520

395

362

723

191

-125

-33

361

Flitton

292

656

449

583

1,059

364

-207

134

476

Flitwick

436

732

1,029

2,522

10,833

296

297

1,493

8,311

Goldington

figures included under Bedford from 1931

339

606

587

-

-

267

-19

Gravenhurst

includes Upper and Lower Gravenhurst

249

415

364

387

504

166

-51

23

117

Harlington

344

597

530

620

2,278

253

-67

90

1,658

Harrold

763

1,083

909

1,019

1,118

320

-174

110

99

Cockayne Hatley

figures included under Wrestlingworth from 1991

102

112

84

116

-

10

-28

32

Haynes

588

937

746

796

1,097

349

-191

50

301

Heath & Reach

part of the parish was transferred to Leighton Buzzard in 1934

541

925

1,062

816

1,316

384

137

-246

500

Henlow

552

970

905

4,186

3,268

418

-65

3,281

-918

Higham Gobion

figures included under Shillington from 1991

91

134

59

27

-

43

-75

-32

Hockliffe

part of Chalgrave was transferred to Hockliffe in 1929

256

439

267

477

735

183

-172

210

258

Holwell

transferred to Hertfordshire in 1897

113

189

197

-

-

76

8

Houghton Conquest

507

786

571

1,000

1,290

279

-215

429

290

Houghton Regis

part transferred to Dunstable in 1907 and part to Luton in 1939

784

2,213

2,608

2,826

15,762

1,429

395

218

12,936

Hulcote

figures included under Hulcote & Salford from 1951

65

62

45

-

-

-3

-17

Hulcote & Salford

separate figures for Hulcote and Salford before 1951

-

-

-

233

182

-51

Husborne Crawley

figures exclude Brogborough from 1991

543

614

397

317

246

71

-217

-80

-71

Hyde

figures included under Luton before 1901

-

-

557

611

395

54

-216

Kempston

after 1901 figures broken down into Urban and Rural Parishes

1,035

1,962

-

-

-

927

Kempston (Urban Area)

figures before 1901 are under Kempston

-

-

4,729

8,645

17,938

3,916

9,293

Kempston Rural

figures before 1901 are under Kempston

-

-

719

1,171

1,163

452

-8

Kensworth

transferred to Bedfordshire in 1897

510

1,033

516

817

1,516

523

-517

301

699

Keysoe

figures under Bolnhurst & Keysoe from 1951

370

1834

525

-

-

1,464

-1,309

Knotting

figures from 1951 under Knotting & Souldrop

105

187

107

-

-

82

-80

Knotting & Souldrop

figures before 1951 separately under Knotting and Souldrop

-

-

-

281

246

-35

Langford

458

986

1,187

1,142

2,688

528

201

-45

1,546

Leagrave

a parish from 1896 to 1928, figures otherwise under Luton

-

-

801

-

-

Leighton Buzzard

town [not parish] until 1891 then Urban District; from 1965 includes Linslade

1,963

4,465

6,331

9,025

31,889

2,502

1,866

2,694

22,864

Lidlington

559

853

515

853

1,069

294

-338

338

216

Limbury

a parish from 1896 to 1928, figures otherwise under Luton

-

-

377

-

-

Luton Civil Parish

figures until 1901 then Borough figures

3,095

12,787

36,404

110,381

167,009

9,692

23,617

73,977

56,628

Marston Moretaine

709

1,183

973

1,836

2,605

474

-210

863

769

Maulden

738

1,457

1,147

1,521

2,586

719

-310

374

1,065

Melchbourne

figures for Melchbourne & Yielden from 1951

229

290

174

-

-

61

-116

Melchbourne & Yielden

figures for Melchbourne and Yielden listed separately until 1951

-

-

-

292

294

2

Meppershall Hertfordshire

portion of the parish transferred to Bedfordshire in 1844

309

503

655

657

1,382

194

152

2

725

Millbrook

327

500

218

146

117

173

-282

-72

-29

Milton Bryan

figures include Battlesden and Potsgrove from 1991

333

376

182

158

198

43

-194

-24

40

Milton Ernest

300

445

367

380

608

145

-78

13

228

Mogerhanger

345

455

432

618

659

110

-23

186

41

Northill

part transferred to Sandy in 1933

715

1,364

1,348

1,298

2,127

649

-16

-50

829

Oakley

265

457

299

478

2,333

192

-158

179

1,855

Odell

361

538

281

235

249

177

-257

-46

14

Pavenham

447

556

333

380

655

109

-223

47

275

Pertenhall

190

405

252

185

221

215

-153

-67

36

Podington

figures include Farndish from 1891

415

612

529

737

388

197

-83

208

-349

Potsgrove

included under Milton Bryan from 1991

157

262

114

85

105

-148

-29

-85

Potton

1,103

1,922

2,033

2,042

4,162

819

111

9

2,120

Pulloxhill

317

688

395

403

729

371

-293

8

326

Ravensden

218

371

375

429

640

153

4

54

211

Renhold

245

484

425

571

1,103

239

-59

146

532

Ridgmont

figures from 1991 exclude Brogborough

581

999

591

983

408

418

-408

392

-575

Riseley

576

949

735

525

1,296

373

-214

-210

771

Roxton

465

622

349

607

1,264

157

-273

258

657

Salford

included under Hulcote and Salford from 1951

210

309

147

-

-

99

-162

Sandy

part of Northill transferred to Sandy in 1933

1,115

1,946

3,110

3,667

8,797

831

1,164

557

5,130

Sharnbrook

585

888

685

765

1,898

303

-203

80

1,133

Shefford

figures include Shefford Hardwick

474

1,115

936

1,873

3,234

641

-179

937

1,361

Shelton

figures under Dean & Shelton from 1951

100

124

96

-

-

24

-28

Shillington

includes Lower Stondon 1951-1981 and Higham Gobion from 1991

899

1,598

1,629

2,278

1,711

699

31

649

-567

Silsoe

447

755

528

726

1,559

308

-227

198

833

Souldrop

figures under Knotting & Souldrop from 1951

188

267

171

-

-

79

-96

Southill

985

1,400

1,054

1,078

1,022

415

-346

24

-56

Stagsden

492

727

429

368

355

235

-298

-61

-13

Stanbridge

262

597

342

416

710

335

-255

74

294

Staploe Civil Parish

created from Eaton Socon in 1965, part transferring to Huntingdonshire

-

-

-

-

335

Little Staughton

272

521

267

218

434

249

-254

-49

216

Steppingley

264

365

273

221

220

101

-92

-52

-1

Stevington

415

586

536

409

555

171

-50

-127

146

Stewartby

parish created in 1937 from Kempston and Wootton

-

-

-

1,638

964

-674

Upper Stondon

figures include Lower Stondon [previously Shillington] from 1991

29

66

58

62

1,531

37

-8

4

1,469

Stopsley

separate parish from 1896, lost part to Luton in 1928 and the rest in 1933

-

-

787

-

-

Stotfold

includes Astwick from 1991

494

1,395

2,768

5,153

6,434

901

1,373

2,385

1,281

Streatley

part transferred to Luton in 1964

209

385

279

1,621

609

176

-106

1,342

-1,012

Studham

partly in Hertfordshire until 1897

334

668

317

591

1,160

334

-351

274

569

Sundon

part transferred to Luton in 1964

315

464

390

2,357

481

149

-74

1,967

-1,876

Sutton

301

449

242

271

304

148

-207

29

33

Swineshead

transferred from Huntingdonshire in 1896

214

267

160

115

137

53

-107

-45

22

Tempsford

409

622

434

481

474

213

-188

47

-7

Thurleigh

411

698

485

460

603

287

-213

-25

143

Tilbrook

transferred to Huntingdonshire in 1896

219

359

296

-

-

140

-63

Tilsworth

195

337

218

227

337

142

-119

9

110

Tingrith

116

196

151

132

134

80

-45

-19

2

Toddington

1,143

2,438

1,962

2,275

4,424

1,295

-476

313

2,149

Totternhoe

332

753

525

884

1,272

421

-228

359

388

Turvey

758

1,028

782

733

1,043

270

-246

-49

310

Old Warden

455

627

413

343

248

172

-214

-70

-95

Westoning

410

782

501

788

1,797

372

-281

287

1,009

Whipsnade

140

183

125

251

470

43

-58

126

219

Wilden

300

483

319

334

429

183

-164

15

95

Willington

229

249

204

475

762

20

-45

271

287

Wilshamstead

477

923

689

880

2,300

446

-234

191

1,420

Woburn

1,563

2,049

1,129

864

776

486

-920

-265

-88

Wootton

partly transferred to Stewartby in 1937

732

1,204

1,252

1,330

3,693

472

48

78

2,363

Wrestlingworth

includes Cockayne Hatley from 1991

330

588

456

391

736

258

-132

-65

345

Wymington

226

296

509

652

833

70

213

143

181

Yielden

figures under Melchbourne & Yielden from 1951

209

328

197

-

-

119

-131


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