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This week I mostly worked on my usual DESW "Developed English Speaking World" population data research project. As can be seen in the photo attached to this post, this week I also received a copy of one of the postcards that my photography work from my Toronto Project is being featured in to help promote the book that also uses some of my photography work. The book is about a neighbourhood in Toronto and you can find the book's website here

Concerning my population data research project, I continued to work on Ireland. Frustratingly, the work has been tedious in that I have to slowly sift through so many pages of small political divisions. I had a slight break concerning the 1871 census in that I was able to find comprehensive tables of all of the places that contained more than 2,000 inhabitants during that census year. I'm still working on finding figures for places within the range of 1,000-2,000 inhabitants and I hope to be finished this census and hopefully several more by next week's selection posting.

Between the 1861 and 1871 Irish censuses, there was some political restructuring that I've had to learn about. Most places that were not cities but possessed more than 2,000 inhabitants were reincorporated as townships.

The number of places analyzed in my data has risen from 8,844 to 8,846, up by 2 places since last week at this time. The smaller increase is likely due to the potato famine, which caused many places to lose population, meaning that there's less of a chance of a new place passing my 1,000 inhabitant threshold for the first time during the 19th century.

One major thing that I changed regarding my English, Scottish, and Welsh data is that I've reclassified counties in these constituent countries of the UK from primary administrative divisions, to secondary administrative divisions, leaving the primary column blank for these constituent countries. I did this since although county divisions are typically the first and best known unit of division below the constituent countries, they possess little political power in relation to states and provinces in Canada and the US which they were being compared to. By reclassifying them as secondary administrative divisions, I'm putting them in line with counties that you'd find in the Canada and the US which are more similar in political power.

As usual, concerning my population data research project, I haven't publicly released any of these updates yet, unless otherwise specified. I'm waiting until I've completed all of these expansions that I've been working on and have a finished product to release. The DESW part one article, where all of the data will eventually be released to, can be found here on my website.

As always, thank you SO much for your continued  support! It means a great deal to me both mentally and financially! It has allowed me to pay some recent pet bills for Tibby and the other cat!
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