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From "Victoria County History of Kent, Vol.3"

TEYNHAM HUNDRED Acreage 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921
Doddington § 1,944 366 402 451 466 473 489 476 566 580 553 492 495 513
Linsted ‡ § 1,827 796 767 890 952 1,050 977 1,029 1,165 1,284 1,157 1,215 1,100 1,169
Teynham ‡ § 2,473 424 498 600 753 845 842 919 1,694 1,790 1,683 1,839 1,701 1,734
                             
MILTON HUNDRED Acreage 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921
Bapchild † ‡ 1,085 224 265 307 319 338 355 289 404 412 347 421 477 486
Kingsdown § 705 60 68 75 94 104 84 96 93 77 77 73 52 49
Milsted § 1,226 189 177 191 214 229 211 245 256 253 264 206 196 220

Footnotes

after the name of a civil parish indicates that the parish was effected by the operation of the Divided Parishes Acts, but the Registrar-General failed to obtain particulars of every such change. The changes which escaped notification were, however, probably small in area and with little, if any, population. Considerable difficulty was experienced both in 1891 and 1901 in tracing the results of changes effected in civil parishes under the provisions of these Acts; by the Registrar-General’s courtesy, however, reference has been permitted to certain records of formerly detached parts of parishes, which has made it possible approximately to ascertain the population in 1921 of parishes as constituted prior to such alterations, though the figures in many instances must be regarded as partly estimates.

after the name of a parish (or place) indicates that the ecclesiastical parish of the same name at the 1921 census was coextensive with such parish (or place).

§ after the name of a parish (or place) indicates that the civil parish of the same name at the 1921 census was coextensive with such parish (or place).

Top Level Census Data and Office of National Statistics

  Parish Acres 1841     1851     1861        
Census Year     A B C A B C A B C    
1851 Lynsted 1806 201 2 0 197 11 0 - - -    
  Teynham 2648 173 8 0 179 9 0 - - -    
  Kingsdown 695 17 0 0 16 1 0 - - -    
                           
1861 Lynsted 1806 - - - 197 11 0 218 4 0    
  Teynham 2648 - - - 179 9 0 190 1 1 0    
  Kingsdown 695 - - - 16 1 0 18 0 0    
POPULATION 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921
Teynham 424 493 603 751 845 842 919 1694 1790 1839 1839 1701 1334
Lynsted 796 767 890 952 1030 973 1029 1165 1,284 1157 1215 1100 1169
Kingsdown 60 68 75 94 124 84 96 94 77 67 62 52 49
POPULATION 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011        
Teynham 1,670   1,722         2,904 2,913        
Lynsted 1,036   1,142         973 1,094        
Kingsdown 55   46         nil nil        
Teynham & Lynsted Ward             3,200            
KENT 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921
  307,624 373,095 426,016 479,155 548,337 615,766 733,887 848,294 977,706 808736 961,139 1,045,591 1,141,666
  1931 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011          
  1,219,273 1,564,324 1,701,851 1,399,463 1,448,393 1,508,873 1,579,207 1,727,665          

Notes:

  1. A = Inhabited Houses; B = Uninhabited Houses; C = In-Build
  2. Due to the Second World War, there is no 1941 census data; 1931 census data was destroyed by fire;
  3. The dip after 1961 follows boundary changes;
  4. UK: 1801 - 10m people lived in 2m households; 2001 - 60m lived in 24m households;
  5. UK: 1831 - 16% lived in urban areas; 1991 - 90% lived in urban areas;
  6. UK: 1951 - 30% of households had no fixed bath; 4% had no WC (some would have shared);
  7. Kent: 45% decline in agricultural workers from 1861 to 1931; 1991 they were 1% of Kent's population.

 

The 2001 Census led the Office of National Statistics to create short and readable county-level assessments of changes over the past 200 years - the Kent pdf file can be found here. Data from the 2011 Census can be browsed too.


"Factoids" (from bicentenial statistics for Kent)

  • The population of Kent increased five-fold between 1801 and 1991.

  • In 1991, one in six households in Kent did not have central heating, which compared to a GB average of one in five.

  • Between 1851 and 1901, the number of people employed on the railways in Kent (excluding construction) increased twelve-fold - from 563 people to 6,749 people.

  • In 1881, 8% of Kent's female population were employed as indoor domestic servants. Over 19 times as many females were domestic servants as males.

  • In 1851, there were 9 chimney sweeps aged between 5 and 9 in Kent.

  • In 1891 there were 3,071 shipwrights in Kent.

  • There was a rise in the population density of Kent from 0.5 people per acre in 1831, to 1.6 people per acre in 1991. This was above the GB average of almost 1 person per acre in 1991.

  • The number of people per household has decreased over the last 200 years. In 1801 the average household in Kent contained 6 people, compared to 2.5 in 1991. This was consistent with the 1991 GB average.


Sources of interest:

http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/1991-and-earlier-censuses/census-bicentenary/area-monitors/regions/kent/index.html

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/ - census summaries [Swale RDC]