Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]
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
|In occupation.||Not in occupation.|
|St. James Street||3,748||41||148||10||11,391||11,373||22,764|
Presuming that every house has been built for which plans have been
deposited since 1901, the total number now in existence would be
The Overseers in their official returns certify as empty the following:—