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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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A.—STATISTICS AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF THE
AREA.
Area (in acres) 4,343
Population (Registrar-General's Estimate, mid-year 1936) 133,600
Number of Assessments, 1st April, 1936 34,885
Rateable value £825,068
Sum represented by penny rate £3,283
Population.—The Registrar-General's estimate of the population
at mid-year, 1936, is 133,600, a decrease of 890 on the previous
figure.
Social Conditions.-—No appreciable change from 1931 Report.
Unemployment.—The degree of unemployment in the area
during 1936 may be estimated from the following data kindly
supplied by Mr. W. H. Goodfellow, Manager of the Local Employment
Exchange.
The total insured work-people of both sexes in Walthamstow
is approximately 30,000, and a test showed that roughly two-thirds
of the figures given below related to persons residing in Walthamstow
(excluding Juveniles).

The following data refer to the whole Exchange area.

Date.No. remaining on Register.Total 1936.Total 1935.Amount of benefit paid during month.
Men.W omen.
27.1.366,1911,2557,4468,25420,763
24.2.365,6961,1486,8447,63716,053
23.3.365,2771,1176,3947,54819,873
20.4.364,8381,0375,8756,79116,969
25.5.364,1188434,9616,21518,743
29.6.363,7929084,7006,14916,926
27.7.363,5098684,3775,88212,144
31.8.363,5287354,2635,44814,430
28.9.363,7175554,2725,6181] ,308
26.10.363,9185314,4495,70510,023
23.11.364,1507224,8726,06012,664
21.12.363,8297274,5566,71113,269
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Mr. Dempsey states that the following were the registrations at the Juvenile Employment Bureau:—

Live Register at beginning of yearBoys.Girls.Total.
4896144
Fresh Registrations during year1,0761,1712,247
Registrations during year8056701,475
Live register at end of year442064
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