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CONTENTS

HOMEPAGE

A  MANCHESTER RESEARCHER'S TALE

MANCHESTER AND STOCKPORT CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS

MANCHESTER COURT RECORDS

BELLE VUE PRISON RECORDS

NEW BAILEY PRISON RECORDS

STRANGEWAYS PRISON RECORDS

STRANGEWAYS PRISON: FIRST REPORTS

MANCHESTER MARTYRS' PRISON RECORDS

PRESS REACTION TO THE MANCHESTER EXECUTIONS PART I

PART II

PART III

WHAT  DID HAPPEN TO THE REMAINS OF THE PRISONERS EXECUTED AT MANCHESTER?

THE MANCHESTER FELONY REGISTER Pt 1

PART 2

PART 3

PART 4

GREATER MANCHESTER RIOTS IN 1868

MANCHESTER AND LANCASHIRE STRAYS IN MILL BANK PRISON

MANCHESTER POOR LAW AND WORKHOUSE RECORDS

MANCHESTER POOR LAW UNION MINUTES

CHORLTON AND SOUTH MANCHESTER REGISTRATION DISTRICT

VOTING REGISTERS AND ELIGIBILITY IN MANCHESTER

1831 POPULATION FIGURES FOR MANCHESTER

MANCHESTER CENSUS COLLECTION DETAILS

PLACES OF WORSHIP IN MANCHESTER AND SALFORD

MANCHESTER PARISH AND CITY

MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE CHURCHES

MANCHESTER AND GENERAL INFORMATION

MANCHESTER BOROUGH POLICE FORCE

SECOND PART

THIRD PART

FOURTH PART

MANCHESTER INQUESTS WITNESS STATEMENTS INDEX

TRANSPORT IN MANCHESTER PART ONE

PART TWO

USEFUL LINKS

MANCHESTER FAMILY HISTORY CONTACT PAGE

 

   

  1831 POPULATION FOR THE PARISH OF MANCHESTER

 

 

1831 POPULATION FOR THE PARISH OF MANCHESTER

INCLUDING THE FIGURES FOR ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND

 

THE information below is taken from the very snappily named document - Abstract of Answers and Returns under the Population Act, II Geo IV c.30 for the Parish of Manchester including Salford. It was produced by the Statistical Society of Manchester.

This document is available at Manchester Archives  (MSF310.6M5Vol5). It is a breakdown of population figures by township within the Parish of Manchester. It also included details of housing and occupations. Whilst no names or details of individuals are recorded, it is still a fascinating and comprehensive snapshot of the details of the area. It also includes the population figure for Lancashire, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Many  items for the Archives can be seen at The Manchester Collection.

The main side headings in the tabulation are:

PARISH, TOWN OR EXTRA PAROCHIAL PLACE:

Manchester Parish including:

Manchester Township

142,026

Ardwick Chapelry

 5,524

Beswick (Extra Parochial)

248

Bradford Township

166

Cheetham Chapelry

4,025

Chorlton-upon-Medlock Township

20,569

Harpurhey Township

   463

Hulme Township

 9,624

Newton Chapelry

4,377

 

SALFORD BOROUGH

Salford Township

40,786

Broughton Township

1,589

 

NOT ENFRANCHISED

Blackley Chapelry

 3,020

Burnage Township

507

Chorlton-cum-Hardy Chapelry

668

Crumpsall Township             

1,878

Denton Chapelry

2,792

Didsbury Chapelry

1,067

Droylsden Township

2,996

Failsworth Township

3,667

Gorton Chapelry

 2,623

Heaton Norris Chapelry

11,238

Houghton Township

2,914

Levenshulme Township

1,086

MossSide Township

208

Moston Township

615

Openshaw Township

838

Reddish Township

860

Rusholme Township

1,078

Stretford Chapelry

2,463

Withington Township

1,048

 

SALFORD BOROUGH

Pendleton Township (Eccles Parish)

8,435

                                     

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GENERAL SUMMARY

Including population figures for England, Wales, Scotland, Army, Navy, Marines and seamen in registered vessels.

The headings across the top of the tabulation are:

AREA in English statute acres

HOUSES: including inhabited, families, building and uninhabited

OCCUPATIONS: Families chiefly employed in agriculture, Families employed in Trade, Manufactures and Handicraft. All Families not comprised in the two previous classes

PERSONS: Males, females and total number of persons. Males twenty years of age

AGRICULTURE: Including Occupiers employing Labourers. Occupiers not employing Labourers. Labourers employed in Agriculture.

EMPLOYED IN: Manufacture or in making Manufacturing Machinery. Retail Trade, or in Handicraft as Masters or Workmen. Capitalist, Bankers, Professional and other Educated Men. Labourers employed in labour not Agriculture. Other Males above twenty years of age (except servants)

MALE SERVANTS

FEMALE SERVANTS

So to summarise the table shows that the population in 1831 of Manchester Township was 142,026; Manchester Borough 182,022; The Parish of Manchester 270,963*; Lancashire 1,336,854; England 13,091,005; Wales 806,102; Scotland 2,365,114; Army, Navy, Marines and Seamen in registered vessels 277,017. This gives a total population of 16,539,318

There is also a tabulation of men twenty years or over employed in Retail Trade, or in Handicraft, as Masters or Workmen in Manchester & Salford and stating the totals for the same occupation in Lancashire. There are approximately 190 different trades listed.

 

TRADES MANCHESTER & SALFORD LANCASHIRE
Auctioneers or Appraisers & Sheriff's Brokers 

29

152

Bakers, Fancy ditto, & Ginger bread ditto

422

 1,089

Barbers or Hairdressers, & Hair Dealers

127

597

Basket Makers

54

 319

Blacking Makers

1

2

Blacksmiths & Horse Shoers

491

3,466

Bleachers 

4

 135

Block Cutters & Makers

20

193

Boat Builders & Shipwrights

65

989

Boiler Makers

7

7

Bookbinders

69

221

Book Sellers & Vendors

50

153

Boot Tree Maker

1

1

Bow & Arrow Makers

2

4

Brassworkers & Tinkers 

160

402

Brewers 

255

612

Brokers

68

330

Brush Makers

86

220

Builders

85

323

           Land Jobbers

46

124

           Bricklayers

469

1,785

           Brick Makers 

202

684

           Lime Burners

 1

75

           Plasterers

210

1,326

           Slaters 

134

496

           Mason & Wallers 

327

3,203

           House Painters

547

1,690

Butchers & Fleshers

457

2,100

Calenderers

 81

 81

Card Makers

2

2

Carpenters

1,412

6,267

           Cabinet Makers

 501

1,691

           Wheelwrights

159

1,487

           Sawyers

303

1,363

Carriers & Carters

386

2,367

Carvers & Guilders

91

189

Cattle Dealers

0

 7

Caulkers

8

11

Chair Makers

0

51

Cheesemongers

18

59

Chemists & Druggists

142

459

Clock & Watch Makers

82

1,114

Clock & Watch Tool Makers

0

84

Cloth Dressers

3

3

Clothiers

59

142

            Linen Drapers & Haberdashers

229

1,012

            Silk Mercers or Dealers

13

73

Coach Makers

132

352

Coach Owners, Drivers, Grooms &c 272  820
Coach Painters  0 1
Coal Merchants(Fuel) 86

324

Coffee Roasters 2

7

Colour makers 0 4
Comb Makers 3 51
Coopers 119 819
Copper-plate-printers & Engineers 304 504
Coppersmiths 1 4
Cork Cutters 23 69
Corn Dealers

64

339
Curriers 104 393
Cutlers

29

81

Distillers

0

1
Drysalters (Colouring Material)

37

92

Dyers 1,127 1,915
Earthenware, China & Pottery Dealers

74

363
Farriers, Cow & Cattle Doctors 19

159

Feather Dressers 6 19
Fellmongers 74 107
File Cutters 1

81

Fishdealers

52

196

Flax Dressers 0 34
Fruiterers 37 91
Fullers 0 64
Fustian Shearers

1

1

 

Ginger Beer Brewers

0

1

Glass Cutters

12

62

Glaziers & Plumbers

212

784

Glovers

9

17

Grocers & Green Grocers

292

1,112

Gun Makers

21

78

Harness Makers & Collar Makers

14

79

Hatters & Hosiers

487

1,415

Heck Maker

0

1

Hoop Makers

0

48

Horse Dealers, Stable &Hackney Coach Fly Keepers

80

173

Hucksters, Hawkers, Duffers & Pedlars

470

1,057

Iron Founders

333

 846

Iron Liquor Merchants

2

2

Ironmongers

83

301

Japanners

2

3

Jewellers

38

138

Lace Dealers

13

37

Lath Renders

5

17

Maltsters

8

117

Marble Cutters (Statuary) 

48

83

Match Makers

27

27

Milkmen & Cow Keepers

138

533

Millers 

69

788

Milliners

3

3

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Millwrights 

25

64

Moulders

0

13

Musical Instrument Makers

2

13

Music Sellers

12

12

Nailers 

4

540

Nightmen & Scavengers

78

131

Oil Dealers

 1

 1

Old Clothes Dealers & Rag Dealers

80

251

Opticians

12

50

Organ Builders

 1

4

Packers

 2

2

Paper Makers

56

 301

Paper Stainers 

1

1

Pastry Cooks & Confectioners

 62

152

Patten Makers & Cloggers 

53

518

Patten Card Makers

2

2

Pattern Drawers & Designers 

0

5

Pawnbrokers 

107

280

Pencil Makers

0

3

Picker Makers

 0

2

Pin Makers

0

8

Pipe Makers

25

159

Plane Makers

 5

28

Plough Makers

0

1

Pocket-book Makers

1

1

Poulterers

10

23

Printers

322

695

Print Glazer

1

1

Printsellers

9

25

Publicans, Hotel or Innkeepers & Retailers of Beer

864

5,455

Pump Maker

0

1

Rake Makers

0

2

Reed Makers

14

37

Riddle Maker

0

 1

Roller Makers

 0

12

Rope Makers

236

802

Rule Maker

1

1

Sack Maker

0

1

Saddlers

117

500

Sail Makers

2

212

Scaleboard Maker  

1

Ship Chandlers

 0

9

Shoe & Boot Makers or Menders

1,885

8,470

Shopkeepers(Dealers in sundry necessary articles, such as sold in a village shop)

728

4,143

Shuttle Makers

0

14

Sizers

0

43

Skinners 

 6

6

Slate Dealers

 0

1

Smallware Dealers

14

14

Soot & Chimney Sweepers

32

101

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Spindle & Fly Makers 

0

6

Starch Makers

4

4

Stationers

48

129

Stock Brokers 

1

3

Stay Makers

35

43

Stone Dealers

0

5

Straw Plat & Bonnet Makers

34

82

Sugar Bakers

 0

5

Tailor & Breeches Makers

1,346

5,225

Tallow & Wax Chandlers

55

266

Tanners

31

290

Tea Dealers

96

295

Tin Men

165

470

Tobacconists

42

242

Toymen

 21

35

Tripe Dealers

4

4

Trunk Makers

7

10

Turners

318

722

Twine Spinners 

 0

10

Umbrella Makers

8

21

Undertakers of Funerals

9

19

Upholsterers

81

 212

Vitriol Makers

0

5

Well Sinker

 1

1

Wharfingers

8

41

Whip Makers

3

4

Whitesmiths

300

1,135

Wine Dealers 

16

49

Wire Drawers

 0

 22

Wireworkers

27

31

Wool Combers 

10

102

Woollen Drapers

 0

7

Defective Specifications  

1,383

 

The information was printed in 1833 by which time the population of certain areas of Manchester had grown rapidly. These figures had been updated. Also included was the population of Ireland, 7,767,401.

*For a map of the Parish of Manchester see here.

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