** WHITEFIELD - population **

POPULATION

It is difficult to give meaningful comparative figures for the population due to the shifting boundaries and definition of Whitefield.

The following population statistics
(source: A History of Whitefield by John F Wilson) are of interest:

1714 1789 1792 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851
Whitefield 740 2455 2780 } 5786 7353 8976 11006 11186 12862
Unsworth 575 755 }
Outwood 315 780 915 }

While later census produced the following:

Census Population
1891 5823
1901 6588
1911 6967
1921 6902
1931 9107
1951 12912
1961 14370
1964 15480 (estimated)



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