From Census Statistical Volume 1901
County of Surrey in PP 1902 Cd 1,272
Submitted by Alan Longbottom
Summary of Results.
Pauper inmates of Workhouse establishments in the Registration County number 8,429 persons of all ages, 4,828 Males and 3,601 Females.
These represent approximately 1.2% of the general population.
At advanced ages the proportion is far higher; at 55 years and upwards the % is 3.8% and at 65 years and upwards is 6.0%.
There are no Local or Convict Prisons in the Registration County the prison at Woking having been closed since the date of the previous Census
The Blind, Deaf and Dumb
Including the County Borough of Croydon.
The number of persons returned as Blind is 578, and of these 78 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Deaf and Dumb persons including 13 returned simply as Dumb, number 256, and of these 43 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Lunatics number 7,834, including 52 afflicted with some other Infirmity also; and the Imbecile and Feeble-minded 2,208, including 58 otherwise afflicted. The total of these classes is 10,042.
It may be noted that, of the 10,042 persons returned as mentally deranged, 9,486 were the inmates of institutions, including 9,227 in Public and Private Lunatic Asylums, 250 in Workhouses, and 9 in other Institutions, the remaining 556 were residing with relatives or in unlicensed houses.
Of the 250 mentally deranged persons enumerated in Workhouses, 10 were returned as a Lunatics and 240 as Imbecile, or Feeble-minded; and of the 556 not enumerated in Institutions, 16 were returned as Lunatics and 540 as Imbecile or Feeble-minded.
From PP 1867/68 Vol XXXI pp 1-301
Twenty Second Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor
p 255 J - Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867
With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of
insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates
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