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Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

  • The population of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight increased eight-fold between 1801 and 1991.

  • In 1991, one in six households in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 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 Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (excluding construction) increased over nine-fold - from 438 people to 4,141 people.

  • In 1881, 12% of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight's female population were employed as indoor domestic servants. Around 3 times as many females were domestic servants as males.

  • In 1851, there were 5 chimney sweeps aged between 5 and 9 in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

  • There was a rise in the population density of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from 0.3 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 Hampshire and the Isle of Wight contained 6 people, compared to 2.5 in 1991, which closely matched the 1991 GB average of people per household.

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