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General Statistics

Area in Acres, 2,878.4

Population (census 1931) 6,631

Population (estimated 1938) 5,857

Number of inhabited houses (census 1931) 1,765

End of 1938, according to rate book, 1,840

Rateable Value, 31st December 1938, 40, 214.

Sum represented by penny rate, 156

4 new houses were completed during the year.

Social Conditions and Chief Occupations of Inhabitants

The inhabitants are of good working class, the staple trades being cotton and felt weaving, paper manufacturing, mining, and fireclay works. The houses are in good general repair, the fabric being mainly of stone. About half of the occupiers own their own homes.

Extent of unemployment, May 1938.