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Southall-Norwood 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Southall-Norwood]

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Number of Inhabited Houses in District.}:

1891Census Return1,0211897Rate Book 1,425
1892„ „1898„ „ 1,634
1893Rate Book1,0481899„ „ 1,790
1894„ „1,0681900„ „2,045
1895„ „1,1151901Census Return 1,920
1896„ „1,291
Total number, 2,536.West Ward, 1,338 (a)East Ward, 1,198 (b)

{a) 120 brought into rating during the year. (3) 89 brought into rating during the year.
At the Census the number of inhabited houses was 1,920: a large
number, however, were unoccupied, as a result of the great depression
in trade prevailing at that time.
Since the inauguration of the Electric Tramway Service to London
in July, 1901, there has been a large influx of the middle artizan class,
and as a result there are at the present time very few empty houses in
the District, which is rapidly changing in character from Rural to
Public Elementary Schools.
Total number of Children on School Register 2,497
„ „ „ „ under 5 years of age 176
„ „ „ „ between s—10 years 1,385
„ „ „ „ „ 10—15 years 936
The Education Department regards the number of children
between 3 and 13 years of age as one-sixth of the whole population.
General Data.
The area of the District is about 2,504 Statute Acres; 2,515 of
land ; and 49 acres of water.
Including the inmates of the London County Asylum and St.
Marylebone Schools, the density of population is 5.12 persons per
acre, an increase of 2.06 persons per acre since Census of 1891.
The number of inhabited houses per acre is 0.9.
The length of the District from North to South is 2 miles 4
furlongs 86 yards, and the breadth from Bull's Bridge to the Sewage
Disposal Works 3 miles 0 furlongs 203 yards, the narrowest part being
at the extreme northern end of the district, which is 2 furlongs 210
†For this information I am indebted to Mr. Arthur Hanson, Junr., District Rate Collector.