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North Mymms Population Change 1981 -1991... why the decline?
« on: November 30, 2013, 10:52:14 pm »
I have population information from the Censuses for North Mymms Parish.  For 1981 the population is given as 12,283 and for 1991 it was given as 8,557.

Any help on why it went down that much would be appreciated.

Could be a boundary change? but I haven't found that.  Or was there some sort of "institution" that closed...?


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Re: North Mimms Population Change 1981 -1991... why the decline?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 09:43:56 am »
Could it be anything to do with the aircraft industry?
 

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Re: North Mymms Population Change 1981 -1991... why the decline?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 10:27:21 am »
Are these figures correct? I find it hard to believe that the entire population of North Mymms decreased by approx. a third.

During this period the railway station at Welham Green was built and also a fair amount of housebuilding including Vincenzo Close.
 

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Re: North Mymms Population Change 1981 -1991... why the decline?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 08:02:31 pm »
Thanks for the replies... so far.

I doubt they disappeared in the "conventional sense!  Usually what happens is that the people are still there but someone moves the boundary and they get counted in a neighbouring place.  I checked the figures for Parishes from Herts County Council and, although there was a small increase (about 1,000) in Potters Bar and Welwyn Garden City's pop also increased by 1,400, I couldn't find an obvious place where 3,700 people might have gone.

Which is why I was also asking whether something large where people lived e.g. a hospital,a prison etc. might have shut....  I guess an aircraft place might count if it had accommodation for trainees...

But, as you can see, I don't have a clear answer... yet!
 

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Re: North Mymms Population Change 1981 -1991... why the decline?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 10:15:31 pm »
I have population information from the Censuses for North Mymms Parish.  For 1981 the population is given as 12,283 and for 1991 it was given as 8,557.

Any help on why it went down that much would be appreciated.

Hi PMR, what is your source of information?
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Re: North Mymms Population Change 1981 -1991... why the decline?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 11:26:39 pm »
Its information from the Census(es) of population that are done every ten years  1981, 1991 etc..
 

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Re: North Mymms Population Change 1981 -1991... why the decline?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 12:55:23 pm »
Hertfordshire County Council have told me that there was a boundary change between between North Mymms and Hatfield in 1986, so that is the most likely explanation.  Thanks for people's suggestions.
 

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