MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH, PLUMSTEAD,
To the Chairman and Members of the Plumstead Vestry.
I have the honour to present to you my Seventh Annual
Report on the health of Plumstead.
1. Supposing the population to have continued to increase
since April 1st, 1896, at the same rate as it was found to have
increased from 1891 to 1896, it would have been 61,090 on the
30th June last.
This is the population I have taken as the basis of the
various birth and death rates given in the tables. Estimated
on this population, the number of persons to a house remains
the same as at the Census. But, judging by the well-known
fact that the supply of new houses has not kept pace with the
demand, it is probable that the number of persons to a house,
and the population, are somewhat under-estimated.