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  • The population of Worcestershire increased over five-fold between 1801 and 1971.

  • In 1991, one in six households in Hereford and Worcester 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 Worcestershire (excluding construction) increased over three-fold - from 223 people to 743 people.

  • In 1881, 5% of Worcestershire's female population were employed as indoor domestic servants. Around 7 times as many females were domestic servants as males.

  • In 1851, there were 2 chimney sweeps aged between 5 and 9 in Worcestershire.

  • In 1891 there were 2,761 grocers in Worcestershire.

  • There was a rise in the population density of Worcestershire from 2.2 people per acre in 1831, to 1.4 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 Worcestershire contained 5 people, compared to 2.5 in 1991, which matched the 1991 GB average of people per household.

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