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Did The Industrial Revolution See An Increase In The Population ?

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A large increase of population was one of the main causes of the industrial revolution, but a lot of population growth happened during the industrial revolution to, because of better farming methods and advances in machinery
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The onset and progress of the Industrial Revolution saw a huge increase in the population in Britain.

In 1695 the population was estimated to be around 5.5 million ( these figures are not accurate but approximate).

By the year of the first offical census in 1801 it was estimated to be around 9.3 million and by the 1841 census it was around 15.9 million which represents a 60% growth rate in around 40 years.

Foe example as Manchester expanded it saw it's population increas by six times between 1771 and 1831.

Bradford - another important manufacturing centre saw a population increase of 50% every 10 years between 1811 and 1851. By the census in 1851 only 50% of all people living in Bradford had actually been born there. This indicates a high % of incomers for work as industry increased and less work was available in the rural areas.
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Yes but it also bought the life expectancies down lower because of all the poverty and disease it caused

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