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  • The population of Staffordshire increased four-fold between 1801 and 1991.

  • In 1991, one in six households in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire (excluding construction) increased over nine-fold - from 940 people to 8,971 people.

  • In 1881, 7% of Staffordshire's female population were employed as indoor domestic servants. Over 35 times as many females were domestic servants as males.

  • In 1851, there were 14 chimney sweeps aged between 5 and 9 in Staffordshire.

  • In 1891 there were 3,505 butchers in Staffordshire.

  • There was a rise in the population density of Staffordshire from 0.6 people per acre in 1831, to 1.5 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 Staffordshire contained 5 people, compared to 2.6 in 1991 - slightly above the 1991 GB average of 2.5 people per household.

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