Census returns

1801 Total population: 1,101 (520 m, 581 f)
Inhabited houses: 219 (by 225 families)
1811 Total population: 1,222 (624 m, 598 f)
Inhabited houses: 223 (by 227 families)
1821 Total population: 1,222 (592 m, 630 f)
Inhabited houses: 260 (by 291 families)
Families chiefly employed in agriculture: 144
Families chiefly employed in trade, manufacture or handicraft: 124
1831 Total population: 1,290 (605 m, 685 f)
Inhabited houses: 262 (by 295 families)
Families chiefly employed in agriculture: 127
Families chiefly employed in trade, manufacture or handicraft: 108
1841 (see transcription) Total population: Winslow 1,333 (631 m, 702 f), Shipton 101 (46 m, 55 f)
Inhabited houses: Winslow 275, Shipton 19
Aged under 20: 323 m, 328 f
Aged 20 and over: 354 m, 429 f
1851 Total population: 1,889 (926 m, 963 f)
Inhabited houses: 358
1861 Total population: 1,890 (932 m, 958 f)
Inhabited houses: 376
1871 Total population: 1,826 (858 m, 968 f)
Inhabited houses: 352
1881 Total population: 1,663 (777m, 886 f)
Inhabited houses: 358
1891 Total population: 1,704 (791 m, 913 f)
Inhabited houses: 362
1901 Total population: 1,703 (759 m, 944 f)
Inhabited houses: 379
1911 Total population: 1,698 (813 m, 885 f)
Families or separate occupiers: 407
1921 Total population: 1,532 (719 m, 813 f)
Separate dwellings occupied: 396
1931 Total population: 1,539 (712 m, 827 f)
Separate dwellings occupied: 418
1951 Total population: 1,520 (719 m, 801 f)
Separate dwellings occupied: 471
1961 Total population: 2,072 (981 m, 1,091 f)
Separate dwellings occupied: 624
1971 Total population: 2,477 (1,145 m, 1,,332 f)
Households: 790
1981 Total population: 3,173 (1,547 m, 1,626 f)
Households: 1,139
1991 Total population: 4,005 (1,924 m, 2,081 f)
Households: 1,556
2001 Total population: 4,519 (2,125 m, 2,394 f)
Households: 1,855
2011 Total population: 4,407 (2,132 m, 2,275 f)
Households: 1,940

Before the first census, Frederic Morton Eden (The State of the Poor, 1797, III, cccliii), estimated the population of Winslow at 1,100, and gave the number of houses as 101 paying window tax and about 110 exempt.

There are no figures for Winslow in the national population returns of 1603 (Diocesan Population Return) and 1676 ("Compton Census"). In the Diocesan Population Return of 1563, Winslow was erroneously included in the Diocese of Lincoln, instead of London where it belonged. The return lists 40 households for Winslow and 14 for Shipton. This seems to be an underestimate as there are 32 for Granborough, 28 for Little Horwood, 45 for East Claydon and 71 for Great Horwood with Singleborough. Source: Alan M. Dyer & D.M. Palliser (eds), The Diocesan Popluation Returns for 1563 and 1603 (British Academy, 2005).

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