1881 Census of England and Wales, Tables: Area, Houses and Population in Registration Counties, Table 4 : " Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881".

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Area in Statute Acres
[1]
Houses
Population
1871
1881
Persons
Males
Females
Inhabited
[2]
Uninhabited
[3]
Building
[4]
Inhabited
[5]
Uninhabited
[6]
Building
[7]
1871
[8]
1881
[9]
1871
[10]
1881
[11]
1871
[12]
1881
[13]
Dorset RegC Total   610,582 Show data context 38,050 Show data context 1,784 Show data context 183 Show data context 38,435 Show data context 2,410 Show data context 203 Show data context 189,000 Show data context 184,972 Show data context 92,574 Show data context 90,835 Show data context 96,426 Show data context 94,137 Show data context
Shaftesbury PLU/Inc/RegD Drill-down 36,493 Show data context 2,879 Show data context 96 Show data context 7 Show data context 2,798 Show data context 117 Show data context 9 Show data context 13,137 Show data context 12,662 Show data context 6,294 Show data context 6,033 Show data context 6,843 Show data context 6,629 Show data context
Sturminster PLU/RegD Drill-down 37,934 Show data context 2,379 Show data context 68 Show data context 13 Show data context 2,281 Show data context 121 Show data context 7 Show data context 10,861 Show data context 10,050 Show data context 5,244 Show data context 4,713 Show data context 5,617 Show data context 5,337 Show data context
Blandford PLU/RegD Drill-down 56,243 Show data context 2,912 Show data context 112 Show data context 10 Show data context 2,935 Show data context 114 Show data context 11 Show data context 14,566 Show data context 13,735 Show data context 7,082 Show data context 6,684 Show data context 7,484 Show data context 7,051 Show data context
Wimborne and Cranborne PLU/RegD Drill-down 81,163 Show data context 3,718 Show data context 119 Show data context 23 Show data context 3,760 Show data context 156 Show data context 26 Show data context 17,323 Show data context 16,991 Show data context 8,579 Show data context 8,473 Show data context 8,744 Show data context 8,518 Show data context
Poole PLU/RegD Drill-down 24,552 Show data context 3,136 Show data context 337 Show data context 27 Show data context 3,892 Show data context 359 Show data context 44 Show data context 14,734 Show data context 18,702 Show data context 7,042 Show data context 9,020 Show data context 7,692 Show data context 9,682 Show data context
Wareham and Purbeck PLU/RegD Drill-down 96,309 Show data context 3,622 Show data context 178 Show data context 6 Show data context 3,679 Show data context 170 Show data context 16 Show data context 17,226 Show data context 16,946 Show data context 8,501 Show data context 8,423 Show data context 8,725 Show data context 8,523 Show data context
Weymouth PLU/RegD Drill-down 34,794 Show data context 5,303 Show data context 327 Show data context 37 Show data context 5,637 Show data context 347 Show data context 51 Show data context 31,261 Show data context 32,022 Show data context 16,004 Show data context 16,565 Show data context 15,257 Show data context 15,457 Show data context
Dorchester RegD Drill-down 116,125 Show data context 4,910 Show data context 174 Show data context 18 Show data context 4,877 Show data context 309 Show data context 23 Show data context 26,067 Show data context 24,890 Show data context 12,922 Show data context 12,345 Show data context 13,145 Show data context 12,545 Show data context
Sherborne PLU/RegD Drill-down 40,018 Show data context 2,844 Show data context 66 Show data context 8 Show data context 2,739 Show data context 135 Show data context 2 Show data context 13,982 Show data context 12,695 Show data context 6,663 Show data context 6,080 Show data context 7,319 Show data context 6,615 Show data context
Beaminster PLU/RegD Drill-down 53,764 Show data context 2,847 Show data context 144 Show data context 20 Show data context 2,606 Show data context 285 Show data context 8 Show data context 13,111 Show data context 11,468 Show data context 6,390 Show data context 5,512 Show data context 6,721 Show data context 5,956 Show data context
Bridport PLU/RegD Drill-down 33,187 Show data context 3,500 Show data context 163 Show data context 14 Show data context 3,231 Show data context 297 Show data context 6 Show data context 16,732 Show data context 14,811 Show data context 7,853 Show data context 6,987 Show data context 8,879 Show data context 7,824 Show data context

Notes:

The following notes to the table appeared in the original report.

1 Where the name of the Registration County in which a parish is situated differs from that of the County Proper to which it belongs, the name of the latter is stated in italics.
2 (W) or (W S) denotes that a Workhouse or Workhouse School belonging to the District is situated within the limits of the parish, and has been included in the return; (w) or (w s) denotes that a Workhouse or Workhouse School not belonging to the District is situated within the limits of the parish, but has been included in the return. A statement of the number of persons in the principal Public Institutions in each district will be found in Table 6.
3 The AREAS which have been supplied by the Ordnance Survey Department are printed in Script type (e.g. Chessington 1250, sub-district 30 : 2). Those printed in French type (e.g. Charnham Street (Wilts) 2490, sub-district 113 : 3) were assigned to the parishes by the late Tithe Commissioners, and those printed in Arabic type (e.g. Baydon (Wilts) 3060, sub-district 113 : 3) were assigned to the parishes by the late Mr. Rickman, in the Enumeration Abstract for 1831. In these latter cases a more accurate estimate of the area is not at present procurable.
4 The areas marked thus (w) either include water or relate to parishes to which a portion of the tidal water or foreshore of contiguous rivers or creeks has been allotted. Such tidal water or foreshore is, however, not included in the areas. For details see Table 8.
5 Persons who, on the night of the 3rd April 1881, were on board barges or boats employed in inland navigation, and those who were on board sea-going vessels in harbours, rivers and creeks, are included among the general population.
6 In cases where detached parts of parishes have been transferred by Local Government Board Orders under the provisions of the Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act, 39 & 40 Vict. c. 61, the houses and population for 1871 have been corrected, that the figures may be compatible with those for 1881.

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