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Walthamstow 1909

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The birth-rates for the various Wards from Census year onwards are as follows:—

St. James Street.High Street.Hoe Street.Wood Street.Northern.
19013335.72828.439.8
190233.2236.6529.453039.55
190331.639.129.2427.4538.1
190433.3372728.140.6
1905293025.0724.931.8
190630.43524.726.230.2
19072933.3252531.6
190830.230.723.423.830.5
190929.427.421.423.627
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The decline in the birth-rate in the different Wards in 1909 compared
with 1901 varies from 36 in James Street to 12'8 in the Northern
Ward.
The probable diminution in birth-rate for the whole district does not
exceed 7 per 1000, and the inference is that the Northern and High
Street Wards are over-estimated rather than that the economic conditions
or social habits of the people have undergone a violent change.
Compared with 1901, there is for 1909 a shrinkage of 1,240 births
upon an assumed increased population of 41,471. And in every Ward
(the Northern excepted) an actual decrease in the numbers born.

The registered births for the two years were:—

St. James Street.High Street.Hoe Street.Wood Street.Northern.
1901767710600441673
19097226185244261079
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DEATHS AND DEATH-RATES.
WHOLE DISTRICT.
During the year 982 deaths were registered as occurring within the
district under the Council's authority—males 480, females 502.
Eleven of these (males 5, females 6) were of non-residents and are
excluded.
Particulars of these deaths were sent to the Medical Officers of Health
of the respective localities to be included in their returns.


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