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St Pancras 1954

[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 borough 2,694 acres
Area of various public open spaces 553 acres
Population (1951 Census) 138,377
Population (Registrar General's mid-1954 estimate) 136,400
Number of persons per acre (estimated average) 51
Rateable value £2,161,630
Product of a penny rate, about £8,715
General rate in the £ for the year 21s.
Summary of Vital Statistics
Net registered live births 2,168
Birth rate (per 1,000 of estimated population) 15 89
Deaths, all ages 1,338
Death rate (per 1,000 of estimated population) 9.81
Infantile deaths 39
Infantile death rate (per 1,000 live births) 17.98
Tuberculosis deaths 38
Tuberculosis death rate (per 1000 of estimated population) 27