Abstract of Population 1821 - Census Statistical Returns 1822.
"Items of Interest in the Notes"
A compilation of the significant increases, or decreases in population since 1811,
transcribed by Alan Longbottom. © 2000
Note: Most Census returns between 1801 and 1831 amounted to little more than 'head counts'. This account (compiled in 1822) simply suggests reasons for local population changes, based on a comparison of those counts. Names of individuals were not recorded.
Bisley Hundred - Stroud Parish
The increase of the Population at Stroud is attributed to the flourishing state of the clothing trade.
St Briavells Hundred - Forest of Dean extra parochial
The population ascribed to the Forest of Dean 5,500 persons. A rail-way and the consequent extensions of coal mines has caused a considerable increase since the year 1811.
The following notes are included with Wiltshire.
Chippenham Hundred - Kingswood Parish
The Parish of Kingswood is locally situate in Gloucestershire near Wickwar, The flourishing state of the fine woollen manufacture has attracted many strangers; and children finding profitable employment, marriages and population are greatly increased.
[Transcribed by Alan Longbottom in February 2000 from returns at the PRO, and made available with permission]