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Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people reside in Cardiganshire; what were the corresponding figures for 1960 and 1970; and if he will make a statement.

Estimates of the population of the area of Ceredigion, known prior to 1974 as Cardiganshire, are given in the following table. As the definition of the population was changed following the 1981 census, the estimates for the years 1971 to 1981 were recalculated and 1971 data are given on both bases for comparison.

Mid yearHome populationUsually resident population1
1 This 1981 Census based estimate differs from the home population definition in that all usual residents, including stationed armed forces, are included whatever their nationality.
Source: OPCS.