THE POPULATION OF ENGLAND FROM 1691 TO 1871

 

The following information is combined from two tables in The World We Have Lost, Further Explored, by Peter Laslett, 2000.  The population rose rapidly in the 19th century, mainly as a result of a decrease in the death rate.

Population of England from 1691 to 1871

Year Population in millions Life Expectancy at Birth Births per 1000 of population Deaths per 1000 of population
1691 4.95 34.9 31.6 28.7
1721 5.35 32.5 33.0 31.4
1751 5.72 36.6 33.8 26.2
1781 7.04 34.7 35.6 28.8
1811 9.89 37.6 39.5 25.6
1841 14.97 40.3 35.9 22.2
1871 21.50 41.3 33.9 21.9

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