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City of London 1849

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No. IV. Illustrations of Comparative 'Mortality in several Districts and Counties of England; (1) as occurring
at all Ages, and (2) as occurring under Five years of age.
Places.
Population
in
1841.
Total deaths
in
seven years,
1838 to 1844.
Deaths of
children under
five years
of age in the
same septennial
period.
General
death-rate
per thousand
per annum.*
Death-rate
per thousand
per annum of
male children
under five
years of age.†
Out of entire
living population
what
proportion
is under five
years of age ?
Out of entire
mortality
what proportionoccurun
der five years
of age ?
By what multiple
is the mortality
of children
under five
years in excess
of the average
mortality of
all ages ?
APPENDIX.
City of London Union
56,844
8,490
3,184
21
101
1/11.09
1/2.66
4.17
E. and W. London Union
72,895
13,637
6,084
26-73
119
1/9.02
1/2.24
4.02
Metropolis
1,950,526
342,565
139,612
25
93
1/8.45
1/2.45
3.45
Holborn
39,616
7,365
3,340
26
115
1/8.98
1/2.20
4.08
St. Giles
54,292
10,192
4,542
27
122
1/9.85
1/2.24
4.39
St. Martin
24,488
4,104
1,692
24
120
1/10.64
1/2.42
4.39
Bristol
64,266
13,094
5,160
29
107
1/8.73
1/2.53
3.45
Liverpool
223,003
52,563
27,485
33
143
1/7.35
1/1.91
3.85
Lancashire
1,727,138
323,780
159,812
26-76
102
1/7.19
1/2.02
3.56
Surrey
187,868
23,777
7,364
18
48
1/7.98
1/3.22
2.48
South-east divn. of England
1,502,877
201,756
66,497
19
52
1/7.76
1/3.03
2.56
Glendale
Bellingham
37,628
2,708
678
14
28
1/10.32
1/3.99
2.58
Haltwhistle*
* In various parts of the country the general mortality, even for large populations and long periods, falls below 17, in some below 16; but
the instance quoted above (part of Northumberland) is the only one I find at so low a figure as 14.
Among the metropolitan districts only two show a higher figure under this column than that assigned to the East and West London
Unions ; viz., that of St. Martin in the Fields, where the deaths of male children under five years of age are stated at 120 per thousand per
annum, and that of St. Giles, where they are stated at 122. The lowest metropolitan figure is that of Lewisham, 53.


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