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Walthamstow 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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TABLE I.

Wards.Houses.Population.
Inhabited.Uninhabited.BuildingMale.Female.Total.
In occupation.Not in occupation.
St. James Street3,748411481011,39111,37322,764
High Street3,0863896409,8119,68719,498
Hoe Street3,80834242599,97511,12421,099
Wood Street2,54029147627,3817,82715,208
Northern2,901104662548,2748,27816,552
Totals16,0831521,09942546,83248,28995,121
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During the year 1902, plans for 1,186 houses were passed and in
1903 plans for 908 houses were passed. Assuming that the houses of
1902 and half the number of houses of 1903 were completed and
occupied at the mid year, the following table will give an approximate
population, by a different method to that of the Registrar-General.

TABLE II.

Ward.No. of Plans Passed 1903.Houses fit for Occupation.Uninhabited (Census 1901).Occupied Mid-Year.Average Number per house in 1901.Population.
James Street1974,1021 in 213,90 76.023,442
High Street163,2661 in 243,1306.319,717
Hoe Street754,3731 in 154.0825.522,451
Wood Street752,8781 in 152,6866.016,116
Northern5454,3551 in 73,9925.722,754
assumed
1 in 12
Whole District90818,9741 in 17.417,7975.9104,482
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The number of houses occupied is arrived at by assuming the same
proportion is empty in various wards, as at the Census of 1901,
excepting the Northern Ward, which I assume to have 1 empty in 12 ;
whereas at the Census 1 in 7 was empty.


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