The parish of Chelsea
Population

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Victoria County History

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Patricia E.C. Croot (editor)

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2004

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'The parish of Chelsea: Population', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 12: Chelsea (2004), pp. 13. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28686 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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Population

In 1548 75 communicants (16 years and over) were certfied in the parish. (fn. 3) By the 1720s there were said to be 461 families in the parish and about 20 in the Royal Hospital. (fn. 4) In 1801 there were 2,746 families and a total population of 11,604. (fn. 5) The Table below gives decennial population totals, taken from the censuses, for the area equivalent to the main parish of Chelsea, and excludes the figures for Kensal New Town, transferred to Paddington and Kensington MBs in 1900. (fn. 6)

Table of Population 1801-1991
YearTotal Population
180111,604
181118,262
182126,860
183132,371
184139,796
185153,725
186159,881
187167,717
188173,079
189174,466
190173,842
191166,385
192163,697
193159,031
195150,957
196147,256
1971n/a
198129,215
199132,850

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3 Chantry Cert. p. 73.
4 Guildhall MS 9550, s.v. Chelsea.
5 CL, SR 61, 'Population Bk of St Luke's Par., Chelsea, 1801'.
6 Census, 1801-1841; LCC, Statistical Abstract for London, IV (1901); XIV (1911-12); XXI (1917-26); XXIX (1927-37); XXX (1937-46); XXXI (1939-48); LCC, Stats. of MBs, 1956-7, 1962-3.