Avon Dassett in 1911

Three years before war broke out, the decennial census was held in 1911. This gives an indication of the character of the village at the outbreak of war. The population in 1911 was 202 (roughly the same size as today). The main employment for women was domestic service and for men, agricultural or farm work, as it had been for the last century. Follow the blog to find out the impact of the war on the daily life of the village.

Avon Dasett 1911 – Census Analysis
Number Male / Female                      97                          105
Average Age Male / Female                  32.98                        33.29
Age Analysis
0 – 5 Years Old                      22 11%
6 – 14 Years Old                      29 14%
15-25 Years Of Age                      31 15%
26 – 45 Years Of Age                      58 29%
46 – 65 Years Of Age                      43 21%
Over 65 Years Of Age                      19 9%
                   202 100%
Occupation
Domestic Servant                      37 34%
Education                      21 19%
Farm Worker                      23 21%
Farmer                          6 5%
Clergy                          2 2%
Gardener & Garden Labourer                          5 5%
Old Age Pensioner                          3 3%
Skilled Worker                      11 10%
Private Means                          2 2%
                   110 100%

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