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Walthamstow 1909

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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From the foregoing, a probable population of 133,000 might be
inferred, presuming that every house was occupied by 5.9 persons—the
average in census year.
But the Northern Ward with 7,000, and Hoe Street Ward with 4,500,
or more than half the houses of the district, were occupied respectively
by 5.7 and 5.5 persons in 1901, and this ratio is probably maintained.
Presuming that this is correct the population deduced from the figures
given by the Education Authority is overstated by at least 2,400.
The following table is official, and taken from the Census returns of
1901:—

TABLE II.

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
Northern*2,901104662548,2748,27816,552
Totals16,0831251,09942546,83248,28995,121
17,759
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Presuming that every house has been built for which plans have been
deposited since 1901, the total number now in existence would be
23,649.

The Overseers in their official returns certify as empty the following:—

Shops.Houses.Tenements.Total.
19091801,2685742,022
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