Lancashire Workhouses and Poor Law Unions
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From Census Statistical Volume 1901
County of Lancashire in PP 1902 Cd 1,002
Statistics submitted by Alan Longbottom
Summary of Results.
Pauper inmates of Workhouse establishments in the Registration County number 30,084 persons of all ages, 16,930 Males and 13,514 Females.
These represent approximately 0.7% of the general population.
At advanced ages the proportion is far higher; at 55 years and upwards the % is 3.6% and at 65 years and upwards is 5.8%.
Prisoners in the Local and Convict Prison in the Registration County number 2,623 against 2,353 in 1891. 1,740 Male 883 Female.
The Blind, Deaf and Dumb
The number of persons returned as Blind is 3,363, and of these 91 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Deaf and Dumb persons including 137 returned simply as Dumb, number 2,064 against 1,830 in 1891. and of these 62 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Lunatics number 9,741, including 31 afflicted with some other Infirmity also; and the Imbecile and Feeble-minded 6,337, including 69 otherwise afflicted. The total of these classes is 16,078. as against 11,822 in 1891. Note however the change in the form of description of the classes. It may be noted that, of the 17,078 persons returned as mentally deranged, 13,045 were the inmates of institutions, including 9,658 in Public and Private Lunatic Asylums, and 3,308 in Workhouses. The remaining 3,039 were residing with relatives or in unlicensed houses.
Of the 3,308 mentally deranged persons enumerated in Workhouses, 859 were returned as a Lunatics and 2,449 as Imbecile, or Feeble-minded; and of the 3,033 not enumerated in Institutions, 109 were returned as Lunatics and 2,924 as Imbecile or Feeble-minded.
Twenty Second Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy
to the Lord Chancellor
|List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates, p 255 J - Workhouses|
|Ashton under Lyne||70||62||132|
|Barton upon Irwell||15||20||35|
|Liverpool, Brownlow Hill||36||2||38|
|Liverpool, Dingle Mount||nil||46||46|
|Rochdale at Hollingworth||10||5||15|
|Rochdale at Marland||13||10||23|
|Rochdale at Spotland||10||13||23|
|Rochdale at Wardleworth||nil||7||7|
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