From Table II. we see that the number of births in the
Parish still decreases, and that the birth-rate, 18.64 per
thousand per annum, is even lower than that of last year,
and, therefore, the lowest yet recorded.
The birth-rate for London proper was 30 3, also the
lowest yet recorded, that of greater London being 30.8, and
that of the outer ring 32.3.
The average birth-rate of the 28 largest English Towns
was 31, or slightly lower than that of 1888, the highest
being those of Sunderland, 36 0, Preston, 38.1, Newcastle,
38.2, and Cardiff, 38.6; and the lowest those of Nottingham,
28.0, Bradford, 26.8, Huddersfield, 24.6, and Brighton, 24.4.
The number of deaths of children under one year of
age was 234, a lower number than that recorded in any
year, except in 1885, when it was only 219; the percentage
of such deaths to registered births was 14.01 and to total
deaths 14.06; thus the mortality of children under one
year of age was 140 to a thousand births, the same as in
1888, while in London generally it was 141; and the
average for the 28 largest English Towns was 161, the
highest being Blackburn and Leicester with 204 each, and
Preston with 264 deaths of children under one year of
age to a thousand births.