HC Deb 04 July 1904 vol 137 c454
MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)

To ask the Secretary of State foT the Colonies whether he can now give a summary of the recent census in the Transvaal showing the following particulars:—number of each sex above the age of sixteen of Dutch and English race in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and the district outside respectively; the like figures of those under sixteen; and the total figures of natives of each sex above sixteen in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and the district outside respectively.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) The census figures will be published to Parliament this week. They do not distinguish persons of Dutch and English race, but only differentiate between European or white and natives and other coloured persons. This is the practice which has been followed elsewhere in South Africa in taking the census.