HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 cc1760-1W

asked the President of the Local Government Board the number of births in England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, respectively, in each of the last twenty-five years; and the corresponding number of children in each year estimated to be of five years of age?


The numbers of births registered in England and Wales, in Scotland, and in Ireland in each of the years 1881 to 1910 have already been published, and are to be found on pages 113, 114, and 115 of the Registrar-General's Annual Report for 1910. (The revised number of births in Scotland in 1910 is 124,059.) The number of births registered in England and Wales during 1911 is 881,241, in Scotland 121,811, and in Ireland 101,758. (These three numbers are provisional.) The number of children estimated to be living at the age of five-six years has not been calculated for each of the last twenty-five years, either for the United Kingdom as a whole or for its several parts. The number in England and Wales at the time of the Census of 1891 is estimated to have been 678,147, and at the Census of 1901 692,888. The number at the Census of 1911 is not yet known. In Scotland the numbers enumerated at the Censuses of 1891 and 1901 were 98,701 and 100,465 respectively. (The figure for 1911 is not yet known.) In Ireland the numbers were 100,619 in 1891, 91,819 in 1901, and 91,015 in 1911.

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