To the left and below are the population figures for Winteringham from the National Census. The Census has been taken every 10 years, with the exception of 1941.
Winteringham’s nineteenth century ‘high’ was in 1861 when there were 858 people in the village. This was followed by a steady loss of population
over the ensuing thirty years. Without following the individual families, we can only surmise why this occurred, but it was a time of general decline in agriculture, and the nearby steel industry
in Scunthorpe was hungry for workers - at a time when daily transport to work over such distances was unheard of unless there was an adequate railway connection.
Since 1901, the village’s population has continually increased - though it took a hundred years for it to match its nineteenth century