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April 14, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(15):1085-1086. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640420047022

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The Census of London  The third volume of the census report of 1921, dealing with London, has been published. The total population enumerated as in the "administrative county" was 4,484,523. At the first census, taken in 1801, the population of the same area numbered 959,310. This number was doubled by 1841 and quadrupled by 1881, and reached the highest figure recorded, 4,536,267, in 1901. But the decline in the "administrative county" does not mean that the growth of London has been arrested. The present county boundary has long ceased to enclose, with any approach to completeness, the aggregation of districts which make up the metropolis. In what is known as "Greater London," the population reached in 1921, the highest figure recorded, 7,480,201, and is still increasing. The housing shortage, due to the war, is shown by these figures: The number of families for each occupied dwelling increased from 1.51 in

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