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Dover Census

The census of population has been carried out every 10 years since 1801. The only exception to this was during the Second World War when the 1941 Census did not take place. In 1903 River was incorporated into the Borough of Dover and included in the totals after that.  In 1971 the Borough of Dover became part of Dover District Council and the boundaries changed.  For the figures from 1981 I have  tried to approximate as closely to the old Borough figures by adding the population figures of the town wards  of Dover to the figures  for River. Below are the population totals for Dover.

1801 - 7,084

1811 - 9,074

1821 - 11,468

1831 - 11,924

1841 - 13,872

1851 - 20,929

1861 - 22,843

1871 - 28,506

1881 - 30,270

1891 - 33,300

1901 - 41,794

 

1911 - 43,645 

1921 - 39,995

1931 - 41,281

1941 - No Census

1951 - 32,215

1961 - 34,920

1971 - 34,315

1981 - 31,964

1991 - 31,450

2001 - 31,931

2011 - 35,950