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 East Ham]
The percentage of the total population (East Ham) divided into age-groups as on 31/12/47, was as follows
|Under 5 years||9.17%|
|85 years and over||0.33%|
It will thus be seen that on the date given, 9 out of every 100
of the population were under 5 years, 12 were schoolchildren and
10 were 65 years and over.