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Lambeth 1863

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Lambeth]

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606 between 60 and 80 years; and 148 at 80 years and
upwards.
The general healthiness of the parish as indicated by its
entire mortality, continues to bear most favorable comparison
with the rest of the Metropolis. The death-rate for the year,
although greater than in some previous years, being lower
than that of any group of the Metropolitan Districts. It
appears, from the Annual Return of the Registrar-General,
that (with the exception of the Western Districts) the
Southern Districts of the Metropolis have become the most
healthy. The comparative mortality of Lambeth, the Metropolis,
and the Southern Districts is shown in Table IV.
The death-rate appears somewhat greater than the actual
mortality of the year, from the necessity of once in about five
or six years including 53 weeks, instead of 52 in the
Returns. From this Table it is seen that the mortality of
Lambeth was two per cent below the whole of London, and
one per cent below the Southern Districts, of which the
population of Lambeth forms rather more than a fifth part.
The four most healthy districts of the parish, were Norwood,
Brixton, Kennington, 1st, and Kennington 2nd parts. The
four least healthy—the Waterloo Road, 1st and 2nd parts,
and the Lambeth Church, 2nd and 1st part districts. The
average number of inmates of the Adult Workhouse was
882, and the deaths 291; excluding the Workhouse, the
death-rate of the Lambeth Church, 2nd part district, would
be 231 2, instead of 321 0 per 10,000. The average number
of inmates of the Norwood Workhouse was 355, and the
deaths 13; the death-rate, therefore, of the Norwood District,
excluding the Workhouse, would become 161.0, instead of
169.0 per 10,000 of the population.

Sewers which have been ordered by the Vestry at Norwood, and in other places; the following of which have been contracted for:—

Norwood Lake800 feet 3 ft. 9 in. by 2 ft. 6 in. Brick.
High Street1070 feet 4 ft. 6 in. by 3 ft. 0 in. ,,
„ „1430 feet 3 ft. 9 in. by 2 ft. 6 in. „
„ „30GO feet 3 ft. 0 in. by 2 ft. 0 in. „
„ „500 feet 12 in. pipe.
Chapel Road000 feet 3 ft. 9 in. by 2 ft. 6 in. „
„ „1000 feet 3 ft. 0 in. by 2 ft. 0 in. „
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