Census Details
 
Year Census
Date
Population Source of Infomation      
                 
1747     1,500 Chamerlain, quoting catchist list        
c.1750     1,509 Webster (his information was complied between 1743 and 1755)
1750     5,044      1,616 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon      
1755     5,287      1,685 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon      
c.1765     1,793 Dr Walkers 'Observations'        
1768     1,676 James Turnbull, surveyors list. Farm by farm enumeration
1771     5,526          
1776     1,997 Accurate farm census        
1779     1,881 Accurate farm census (Men were absent at war at this time.)
1787     2,306 Minister's catchist list        
1791     8,016      3,002 Kilfichen and Kilveceon      
1792     2,443 Accuate farm census compiled in October    
1801     8,539      3,174 Kilfinichen and Kilviceon      
1802     2,776 Chamberlain          
1808     3,200 MacDonald's Argiculture in the Hebrides (1811)  
1811 27th May   9,383 Official Census -
     3,205 Kilfinichen and Kilviceon
     
1821 28ty May 10,612 Census Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon
Kilninian & Kilmore
Torosay
3,967
4,357
2,288
   
1831 30th May 10,538 Official Census
     3,819 Kilfinicheon and Kilvecon
     
1837   10,000 Information is from "The New Statistical Account of Scotland", compiled by the ministers in each parish,
pg.389-354 - Parish of Kilninian and Kilmore - Parishes of Ulva,
Tobermory, and part of Salen, in the District of Mull, Presbytery of Mull, Synod of Argyle.
pg. 353 - Population. "The following census of the population of the parish of Ulva was taken in 1837 with great care, and its accuracy can be depended."
      On : Island of Ulva
Total souls
Families
Males
Females
Under 5 years

604
116
206
308
103
From
5 to 10
10 to 20
20 to 40
40 to 70
Above 70

  73
120
140
144
  22
   
      Mainland of Mull (presumably just for the Parish of Kilninian & Kilmore)  
      Total souls
Families
Males
Females
Under 5 years
222
  40
113
109
  32
From
5 to 10
10 to 20
20 to 40
40 to 70
Above 70

35
33
56
54
12
   
      Gometra
Total souls
Families
Males
Females
Under 5 years

168
  26
  87
  81
  25
From
5 to 10
10 to 20
20 to 40
40 to 70
Above 70

26
42
41
31
  3
   
      Colonsay
Total souls (one family)
Total souls in parish

     6
1000
       
1841 16th June 10,064 Official census -
     4,113 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
Directions to Enumerators for the 1841 Census.
For infants under one year of age, state the number of months.
From one year to 15 state the age on the last birthday.
For persons 15 years and upwards,write as follows,instead of the exact age.
For persons between the ages of
15 and 20 write 15
20 and 25 write 20
25 and 30 write 25
30 and 35 write 30
35 and 40 write 35
40 and 45 write 40
45 and 50 write 45
50 and 55 write 50
55 and 60 write 55
60 and 65 write 60
65 and 70 write 65
70 and 75 write 70
 
1851 30th March    8,369 Official Census -
     3,054 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
   
1861 7th April    7,331 Official Census -
     2,518 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
   
1871 2nd April    6,441 Official Census -
     2,448 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
   
1881 3rd April    5,624 Official Census -
     1,982 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
     2,540 Kilninian and Kilmore
   
1891 15th April    5,076 Official Census -
     1,735 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
     2,344 Kilninian and Kilmore of whom 1970 were Gaelic-speaking,
and 753 be- longed to the ecclesiastical parish
   
1901 31st March    4,712 Official Census -
     1,529 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
   
1911 2nd April    4,173 Official Census -
     1,403 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
   
1921 19th April    3,754 Official Census -
     1,319 Kilfinichen and Kilveceon
   
1931 26th April    3,160 Official Census    
1941     No Census due to World War 2    
1951 18th April    2,693      
1961 23rd April    2,331      
1971 25th April    2,204      
1981 15th April    2,366      
1991 21st April    2,838      
2001 29th April    2,821      
2011 27tth April    2,990      
           
Another Census Table      
                   
  Mull Calve Erraid Gometra Inch Kenneth Iona Ulva Totals  
1961 2.149 4 1 1 13 130 33 2,331  
1971 2,024 0 0 10 2 145 23 2,204  
1981 2,197 0 0 0 0 122 13 2,336  
1991 2,678 0 0 4 0 130 30 2,838  
2001 2,667 0 8 5 0 125 16 2,821  
2011 2,800 0 0 2 0 177 11 2,990