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  • The population of Northamptonshire increased by just over four-fold between 1801 and 1991.

  • In 1991, one in seven households in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire (excluding construction) increased over eleven-fold - from 465 people to 5,375 people.

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

  • In 1891 there were 1,229 blacksmiths in Northamptonshire.

  • There was a rise in the population density of Northamptonshire from 0.3 people per acre in 1831, to 1.0 person per acre in 1991. This matched 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 Northamptonshire contained 5 people, compared to 2.6 in 1991, which closely matched the 1991 GB average of 2.5 people per household.

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