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Paddington 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington]

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The following table shows the ratio of deaths to the population, together with the death-rate per 1,000 of the population of the parish and of its two Sub-districts:—

Sub-Districts.Estimated Population.Deaths.Ratio of Deaths to Population.Death Rate per 1,000.
St. Mary's82,0911,6021 to 5119.5
St. John's36,6455021 to 7313.7
Padding-ton118,7362,1041 to 5617.7
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The subjoined figures showing the number of deaths
from all causes in Paddington during each of the last
ten years may be more intelligible to some than when
expressed in the form of a death-rate:—
Years.
No. of Deaths.
1880
1,667
1881
1,679
1882
1,766
1883
1,762
1884
1,802
1885
1,877
1886
1,909
1887
1,785
1888
1,916
1889
1,664
1890
2,104
When considering these figures, not only must the
annual increase of population (averaging more than
1,000 a year) be borne in mind, but also the fact that
since 1885 the deaths of parishioners in out-lying


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