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IV.-THE EXISTING SITUATION IN
LONDON : STATISTICS OF PROBLEM.
Bv MRs. R. C. PHILLIMORE.
T1-111 increase in the populatio11 of London since the beginning of
the century is shown in the following table 1-
Year POPIIIQCIOH at each II]CI'€3.SB since lZlSt I Increase PCT Cêllt.
‘ ' Census. Census. since last Census.
1801 958,788 - --
1811 1,138,746 179,958 18·77
1821 1,379,081 240,335 21·11
1831 1,655,099 276,018 20'OI
1841 1,948,563 293,464 17'73
· 1851 2,363,274 414,711 21·28
1861 2,808,862 ' 445,588 18·85
1871 3,266,987 I 458,125 16731
1881 5,854,194 1 567,297 1736
1891 4,232,118 397,924 IO'38 ‘
1896 4,455,918 299,999 4`75
Though this table shows a lessening rate of increase on the total
population there is no decrease in the actual number added in each
period, which since 1851 has averaged roughly 400,000 in each
decennium.
The number of houses built to accommodate this population is
shown in the next table.*
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Number of houses at l Increase or Decrease 111·=m·=21D1=C1·==~11=
each Census l since l·1stCensus ­ per cent
‘ ‘ ' since last Census.
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In- Unin- I In- Unin- In- iUnin­
habited. ‘habir’d T°m1‘ ihabivid habit’d T°ml' habit’d{h2bit’d T°ta1‘
________ _ __¥ _ ________l_______ ,
1801 136,388 5,654 I42,042i ---- - -
1811 161,518 5,427 166,945 Q25,130 -227 24,903I I8'43i ­4·01 17·53
1821 189,270 9,883 199,153l27,752 4,456 32,208I I']'I8i 82·11 1g·29
1831 227,541 19,298 246,839,38,271 9,415 47,686' 29‘22§ 95'26 23'94
1841 262,778 11,325 274,193135,237 -7,973 27,264 15'49;·41'32 11'95
1851 306,064 16,655 322,719l43,286 5,330 48,616 I6‘47l 47·06 17·74 z
1861 569,965 15,827 375,892l54,991 ·828'53,173 17'64E ·4'97 1648 3
1871 419,642 32,571 452,213459,57716,744 76,321 16'55,195‘79 2<>‘39 ,
1881 488,885 37,269 526,145u69,243 4,689 73,932 16'59‘ 1449 1655 4
1891 547,120 39,882 587,OO2I58,235 2,622 60,857 II‘QI 7·04 II’57
1896 553,119 42,911 596,939; 5,999 3,929 9,928 1`19 7'59 1‘54 1
* Both these Tables are taken from Census 1896 Return, London County l,
Council Paper No. 379.
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