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]
As accuracy of Ward population is impossible, I assign to each, for
comparative purposes, numbers approximating those of previous years.
I assume that probably St. James Street and High Street have larger
populations than in 1908, not because fewer houses are unoccupied, but
rather that, owing to economic conditions, each house shelters a greater
number than in 1901.
WARD POPULATION FOR 1909 AND YEARS PRECEDING.
|St. James St.||High St.||Hoe St.||Wood St.||Northern.||Total.|
|All Ages.||Under 5 years.||Over 5 and under 10.||Over 10 and under 15.||Over 15 and under 20.||Over 20 and under 25.||Over 25 and under 35.||Over 35 and under 45.||Over 45 and under 55.||Over 55 and under 65.||Over 65 and under 75.||75 years and upwards.|
|England and Wales.||1,000||129||119||110||100||90||149||114||85||58||33||13|
|England and Wales (assumed).||95,131||12,271||11,320||10,464||9,513||8,561||14,174||10,844||8,086||5,517||3,139||1,236|
|Walthamstow.||17-7 j 95,131||54-7 j 13,916||12,608||11,079||8,786||7,768||15,810||11,969||7,069||3,721||1,710||695|
|Average Death-rates England and Wales.||3-85||2'25||3-4||4-7||63||1065||16-75||32-7||61.8||1536|