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  • 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.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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