The Parish population figures recorded at the time of each Census are as follows :

Census Year Population   Census Year Population
         
1801 786   1911 12766
1811 800   1921 12497
1821 1016   1931 11119
1831 1254   1941 (no census due to WWII)
1841 1467   1951 11114
1851 1331   1961 10719
1861 1507   1971 12376
1871 2772   1981* (awaiting)
1881 4812   1991* (awaiting)
1891 8653   2001* (awaiting)
1901 10535      

*  The population figures in 1981, 1991 and 2001 were produced on a council ward basis (i.e. Houstoun, Middleton and Strathbrock wards) and not a Civil Parish basis.