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The Fourth Statistical Account of East Lothian


By parish, from the General Registrar's office
1931 296 151M 145F
1951 239 124M 115F
1961 209 102M 107F
1971 180 86M 94F
1981 206 108M 98F
1991 254 116M 138F
2001 175 93M 82F
By Parish, from ELDC By settlement, from ELDC
1991 168 ---
1997 (est.) 170 81M 89F 39

Population figures are difficult to compare, as no two sources extract data in the same way.

The change from a parish population of c239 in 1945 to c170 in 2000 has been mainly due to the radical reduction in farm labour. Most farm labourers' cottages have been sold, joined together and modernised changing the pattern and type of inhabitants. Very few tied cottages remain whereas, in 1950, Eaglescairnie alone had 13.

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