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The most significant fact in this last table is the fall in the rate of
increase of inhabited houses and the consequent rise in the number
of persons per house and the number of persons per acre.
The 11umber per house since 1801 is as follows :­-
1801 7*03 1841 7*41 1881 7*83
1811 7*05 1851 772 1891 7*74
1821 729 1861 780 1896 8‘OI
1831 7·27 1871 778
I have only been able to work out the numbers per acre since
18 5 5 , as before that date I can find no reliable information as to the
actual acreage of London.
Number per Acre.
1891 56*10 1861 37'ZI 1881 SO'82
1896 58-76 1871 43'3O
The number per house and per acre are of course means for all
London. In the overcrowded districts the numbers are much bigger.
The following table gives the number for the worst parishes z-
Name. i Persons per acre. Persons per house.
Old Artillery Ground 428'6O 15*41
Christ Church, Spitalfields 315*92 15*04
Mile End New Town 305*14 10*89
St. Anne, Soho 227*32 13‘73 ‘
St. Andrew, St. George, Holborn.4 225'I2 13*18
St. George the Martyr 212·24 IO`Q3
1 Whitechapel .. 2OI‘78 12·56
St. George in the East 194·69 9*11
Newington IQI'I2 9·10 `
St. Giles in the Fields 17989 13*25
Clerkenwell 174*21 11*20 ‘
St. Luke 171*42 11·87
Bethnal Green 171*07 8-65
Christ Church, Southwark 169·66 10·32
Mile End Old Town 154‘00 7*80
L01~1n0N .. 5876 i 8'OI
This next table shows the extent of general overcrowding :-
The number of persons living in tenements (of I to 4 rooms) is 2,333,152
Qf these, 1,086,537 live less than 2 to a room, leaving 1,246,615
who are living 2 to a room and upwards.
,, 762,417 live 2 (but less than 3) to a room, leaving 484,198
who are living 3 to a room, and upwards.
,, 299,074 live 3 (but less than 4) to a room, leaving... I85,I24
who are living 4 to a room and upwards. l
,, 114,714 live 4 (but less than 5) to a room, leaving 70,410
who are living 5 to a room and upwards.
,, 43,443 live 5 (but less than 6) to a room, leaving 26,967
who are living 6 to a. room and upwards. •
,, 17,934 live 6 (but less than 7) to a room, leaving 9,033
who are living 7 to a room and upwards. ‘
,, 6,153 live 7 (but less than 8) to a room, leaving 2,880
who are living 8 to a room and upwards.
,, 1,848 live 8 (but less than 9) to a room, leaving 1,032
who are living 9 to a room and upwards.
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