Industrial and urban growth were common in England following the agricultural revolution in the 18th century. The agricultural revolution in England made it possible for each individual farmer to grow more food. Subsequently, the amount of workers moving from agriculture to industrial work increased measurably.Continue Reading
The agricultural revolution led to the growth of industry, which spurred urban growth as farmers moved to the cities and the factories. This urban growth created a need for more processed or manufactured goods, which also added to the growth of industry.
In 1851, one-half of the population of England lived in cities or urban areas. By 1891, almost three-quarters of the population was classified as urban. London’s population grew from 1 million in 1801 to over 4 million in 1901.Learn more about Modern Europe