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Orpington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Orpington]

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SECTION A
VITAL AND OTHER STATISTICS AND
SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF THE AREA
GENERAL STATISTICS
Area of the Urban District (in acres) 20,842
Area of Parks, Open Spaces, etc. (in acres) 283.6
Registrar General's estimate of total population (mid-year) 1960 76,020
Rateable value at 31st December, 1960 £1,277,182
Estimated net product of a penny rate, 1960/1961 £5,145
Total number of valuation assessments at 31st December, 1960 24,334
Mileage of Roads as at 31st December, 1960.
County Roads (Class I, II and III) 41.35 miles
District Roads 106.51 miles
Unadopted Roads 27.93 miles
Total 175.79 miles

VITAL STATISTICS

Live Births.

MalesFemalesTotal
Legitimate7036851,388
Illegitimate282149
7317061,437
Crude birth rate per 1,000 estimated total population18.9
Adjusted birth rate for comparison with other areas (The area comparability factor for births is 0.98)18.5
Illegitimate live births (per cent. of total live births)3.47
Birth rate for England and Wales17.1
Stillbirths.
MalesFemalesTotal
Legitimate91221
Illegitimate1-1
101222
Stillbirth rate per 1,000 total live and still births15.1
Stillbirth rate per 1,000 estimated total population0.3
Total Births (live and still).
MalesFemalesTotal
Legitimate7126971,409
Illegitimate292150
7417181,459
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