Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Coulsdon]
The number of inmates in the Institutions within the
District has increased from 3,149 in 1901 to 3,299 in 1915;
there has also been an increase of 159 since the middle of 1914.
The number of occupied houses in the District was 4,141,
showing an average number of 4 3 persons per house.
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The number of Births registered in the District during
the nine months was 231. Of this number 4 children were
registered as being illegitimate. This gives an illegitimate
birth-rate of 1.7 per cent. of total births as against 1.4 last year.
The birth-rate for the District was 17.1 per thousand.
The number of births occurring outside the District but
belonging to the District was 2; of these 1 was illegitimate.
The birth-rate in England and Wales for 1915 was 218
per thousand of population, which is T8 per thousand below
the rate in 1914, and lower than the rate in any other year on
record. Compared with the average in the 10 years 1905-1914,
the birth-rate in 1915 showed a decrease of 3.6 per thousand.