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St George (Southwark) 1858

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Southwark, The Vestry of the Parish of St. George the Martyr]

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Parish of Saint George the Martyr, Southwark.

TABLE 1.— Mortality, &c., compared with other Parishes.

Conditions of LocalityParishHeight above Trinity High Water MarkArea in AcresPopulation, 1851 (In small figures calculated to June 1857)Each Person represents Annual ValueDensity. Persons to an AcreAverage Annual Mortality in 10,000, 1841 to 1850Mortality from Cholera, to every 10,000 Inhabitants. Mean of 1840 & 185453 Weeks ending January 2nd, 1858.
Total Zymotic MortalityFeverDiarrhoeaTotal MortalityDeaths to 1000 Living 1841—50Deaths now to 1000 LivingBirths to 1000 LivingExcess of Births over Deaths to Dec. 31
Dense Population.St. JamesFEET16436,406£s.d,22220684.0108173072922200227262
High Level.5812134
Wealthy.36,406
Sparse Population.Hampstead350225211,986516051789.5549102811821.5329106
High Level.
Medium Circumstances.13,048
Dense Population.St. Giles6824554,214512822125237.0299367814632726.9833368
High Level,
Medium Circumstances.54.214
Sparse Population.Camberwell4434254,6674401323194.0162285012642420.3833819
Low Level.
Poor.62,021
St. George's, Southwark,—
Dense Population,Kent-rd. District110518,126...173252132.5751626393............
Low Level.Borough-rd. „26515,862...244347821333483............
Poor.London-rd. „011217,836...159250551119373............
Total028251,824364184281...212407812493022.5535705
55,376
Newington162464,1863150104247122.5226417016442623.10381075
71,164
Bermondsey068848,12830970268159.5207257111502821.05401028
Dense Population.Bethnal Green3876054,628
Medium Height.90,193110011924255.054310413123072623.35401554
Very Poor.98,791
All London......2,480,3475161.....................25.........
2,667,917
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