|Census figures for Parton, Cumbria|
The gaps in the table below will be filled in as soon as I can find the required figures!
Note that the area of the township / civil parish has been extended a couple of times. It was once reckoned as not much over 12 hectares, but this ignored large waste areas of cliff and foreshore to the south and north of the village (as far as Lowca Beck); according to the first Ordnance Survey in 1861, it was actually 21 hectares. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was extended to 25 hectares, without any significant effect on population, but the massive extension to 58 hectares in 1924, taking in the area between the escarpment and the A595, added 65 people (mostly at the top of Brewery Brow) and, of course, made space for the development of the later housing estates between the two old Brow roads.
|Year||Inh dwell'gs||Families||Males||Females||Total popn.|
The 1991 census found that 22.5% of Parton's population were under 16 years old, and 18% were pensioners. 13.6% of the population was suffering from long-term illness, 58.6% of women between the ages of 16 and 59 were in employment, 46.9% of households had no car.