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St Pancras 1952

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, Metropolitan Borough]

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General Information and
Statistical Summary.
The borough of St. Pancras is about 4 miles long, extending from near Oxford Street in
the south to Highgate in the north, and averages about a mile in width, from the Outer Circle
of Regent's Park in the west to York Way in the east.

Summary of Statistics.

Area of the borough2,694 acres
Area of various public open spaces553 acres
Population (1951 Census)138,364
Population (Registrar General's mid-1952 estimate)139,600
Number of persons per acre (estimated average)52
Rateable value£2,114,144
Product of a penny rate about£8,650
General rate in the £ for the year17s. 8d.

Summary of Vital Statistics.

Net registered live births2,186
Birth-rate (per 1,000 of estimated population)15.66
Deaths, all ages1,658
Death rate (per 1,000 of estimated population)11.87
Infantile deaths56
Infantile death rate (per 1,000 live births)25.61
Tuberculosis deaths46
Tuberculosis death rate (per 1,000 of estimated population).33