17.6. Geographical Distribution

It is probable that the Industrial North, the West Midlands, and London, had better incomes, and better nutrition (meat) than the rest of the country.

Until 1830 at least, the non-industrial regions did not have a special impulse to grow, and thus grew at only the rate of before 1800.

Thus some of the statistics and some of the textual descriptions which refer to the agricultural regions of the South and South East regions may give a negative impression, which is not applicable to the industrial regions.

Following, a map of the distribution of industries, from the report on the 1851 Census:

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