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1921 CENSUS: Data reveals details about post-war Berkhamsted

 Published on: 6th February 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Following the recent release of the Census 2021 data, BerkhamstedNews peered into the archives to view data from more than 100 years ago.

In the introduction to the 1921 Census report, the document is keen to point out that fisherman who were at sea on the night of the census are not included in the population returns.

The area listed is ‘Great Berkhampstead’ and had a population of 7,292, with nearly 600 more women than men. The town is noted to have suffered 353 “losses by migration” since 1911, which includes deaths from the First World War.

In 1921, 409 women were widowed, and one was divorced. Four of Berkhamsted’s 1,407 married women were aged 15-19.

The most common occupation for men was ‘commercial and financial’ at 264 residents and ‘transport’ at 199 residents.

A total of 510 women were listed as ‘persons employed in personal service’.

Residents can access the Census 1921 for free at Berkhamsted Library.

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