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Yateley's Population in 1881

Researched and written by Roy Maryon of the Yateley Society

Roy had been one of the researchers contributing to the Yateley History Project and used the Society's own transcriptions of the census records for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881

Mar 2008: Roy's diagrams and tables have not yet been added to these webpages



It is interesting to observe that less than one half the people living in Yateley were born there, and a large proportion of those "native" were, naturally, children. The larger part of the adult population was born elsewhere, many in surrounding villages, some from further afield. The pie charts show that over the last generation the proportion of people born 15-30 miles and over 30 miles from Yateley had both roughly doubled, while the proportion from the closer villages had shrunk just a little.


The charts for the area of origin of males and females are rather similar, but with rather more males than females native to Yateley--much as 1851, but less marked. A distinctly larger proportion of women than men originated over 30 miles from Yateley, many coming in as servants attached to wealthy households.


A surprising number of the "immigrants" came from obscure villages spread all over the south of England. Possibly the advent of the railways had amplified the processĖœnoticeable even in 1851--of a steady population interchange among villages. The agricultural and manual workers gave the impression of being the least mobile. A very few came from industrial towns in the North, but many from London. The more exotic places of birth shown on the census included India, Guyana, Montreal, New York, Gibraltar (many with miltary connections) and Switzerland (a maid). Ireland contributed 4 villagers and an army tutor, Wales and Scotland 1 villager each. A noticeable cluster of wives came from neighbouring Frimley. Camberley was very new, and was nowhere mentioned.


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