The birth-rates for the various Wards from Census year onwards are as follows :—
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The decline in the birth-rate as compared with that of 1901 of the
different Wards varies. That for St. James Street, Hoe Street, and
Wood Street Wards shows a similar reduction, those for High Street
and the Northern Wards are so marked that the explanation may
probably be over-estimated populations.
Since 1901, our general birth-rate has fallen from 33T to 22.6, that
of the country as a whole 28.15 to 24.8.
That our decline in birth-rate is three times greater than elsewhere is
not probable, and it is more than likely that our true birth-rate is at
least 25 per 1,000 of our actual population.
DEATHS AND DEATH-RATES.
During the year 949 deaths were registered within the district under
the Council's authority—males 467, females 482.
Seventeen of these (males 11, females 6) were of non-residents and
have been excluded.
Particulars of these deaths were transmitted to the appropriate
localities, while the deaths of residents dying without the district, as far
as I have been able to get the returns, are now added.
These were 52 at the Workhouse, 175 at the Infirmary, 14 at the
Isolation Hospital, and 13 transmitted from Health Officers elsewhere.
These latter do not include all the deaths that have occurred among
our people during the year, and hence the death-rate based on the
above figures will be less than that subsequently to appear in the