Dramatic age profile changes

Home » Newsroom » Dramatic age profile changes
census

I've looked at the figures on Tarvin population in the recent article by Ted Lush and they are interesting.

The one figure that stands out is the 5-15 year age range in 1981. Most of the others change in a more gradual way but the change of that figure from 1981 to 1991 is particularly drastic in falling from 629 to 358.

I think the drop was so large because of the demographic at the time when there were lots of young families from all over the country that were transient. Heath Drive school was full and they had to build Meadow Close for the infants. ICI and Shell had lots of people who moved from place to place every 3 years or so. Only the "locals" had grandparents in the area. All that meant that people had to build their own community and mutual support mechanisms. Paying for baby-sitting was unheard of. There was the tiddly wink group, the curtain ring group and others, based on one per hour before midnight and two after. It was a way of keeping track of who'd done what and every so often there would be a meeting to balance things up. One year there were 32 teams in the village quiz because there were so many organisations, some with more than one team.

Over the years people have put down roots and some of the young people have returned so that the generational profile has changed.
(Ed. I think I still have some unused curtain rings in the desk drawer!)

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Bengal Cat
Fri 16 Feb 6:00am  |  hits: 711

Our cat, Eve, has gone missing in the Heath Drive area on Wednesday 14th Feb. She is a Bengal, short haired, gold with brown rosettes ( like a leopard!), 5 yrs old and microchipped.It would be appreciated if people check their sheds, garages. If found please ring 07981869197Ed: Photograph is of a Bengal cat from the internet and not the specific cat that is...

Krista Jones
Sat 17 Feb 6:00am  |  hits: 620

Losing George was such a devastating time for my family and it has truly broken our hearts. Setting up The George Heath Foundation has enabled the family to channel this sadness into making a difference in the community George grew up in and adored.George would do anything for anyone, he was such a gentleman and it was only after his passing did we truly understand how many lives he had touched...

Tarvin Community Exhibition 18-page-001
Wed 14 Feb 6:00am  |  hits: 409

Today and Tomorrow, Tarvin Primary School is holding an Exhibition "Let me Tell you a Story" — it celebrates the school's successes through the work of a number of fantastic authors.The exhibition is open from 3.15 until 7.30 on Wednesday and Thursday (14th & 15th February). We hope to see you there!...