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 Stepney]
SUMMARY OF STATISTICS, 1939.
|Area of Borough (in acres)||1902.766|
|Population (Registrar-General's estimate)||(a) For Birth Rate||197,200|
|(b) For Death Rate||183,600|
|Number of inhabited houses (end of 1939) according to Rate Books||35,846|
|Rateable value, 31st December, 1939||£1,724,313|
|Sum represented by a penny rate||£6,790|
|Total.||Male.||Female.||Birth Rate per 1,000 of the estimated resident population 12.5|
|Total Live Births||2,466||1,309||1,157|
|Still Births||79||48||31||Rate per 1,000 total (live and still) births 31.0|
|Deaths||2,213||1,251||962||Death rate per 1,000 of the estimated resident population 12.05|
Deaths from puerperal causes (Headings 29 and 30 of the Kegistrar-General s Short List):—
|Deaths||Rate per 1,000 total births.|
|No. 29 Puerperal sepsis||2||0.84|
|No. 30 Other puerperal causes||6||2.51|
Death rate of Infants under one year of age :—
|All infants per 1,000 live births||53.7|
|Legitimate infants per 1,000 legitimate live births ...||49.5|
|Illegitimate infants per 1,000 illegitimate live births||107.5|
|Deaths from Cancer (all ages)||...||319|
|,, „ Measles (all ages)||...||1|
|,, ,, Whooping Cough (all ages)||...||11|
|„ „ Diarrhoea (under 2 years of age)||19|
I.—STATISTICS AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS
OF THE AREA.
Population.—The estimate of the Registrar-General to the mid-year 1939
is 197,200 for birth rate and 183,600 for death rate.
Births.—The total number of live births of Stepney residents during the
year was 2,466—1,309 males and 1,157 females—or 153 less than in the
previous year. The birth-rate was 12.5 per 1,000 of the population.
Marriages.—The total number of marriages which took place during the
year was 2,629, or 512 more than in the previous year.
The proportion of persons married was 26.2 per 1,000 of the population.