1937 Directory:The County Borough of Huddersfield (Statistical Information)

1937 Huddersfield Directory
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The County Borough of Huddersfield.

Area. — 11,875 acres.

Population. — 1931 Census, 113,475 ; estimated by the Registrar-General at middle of 1935, 115,000, for calculating death, mortality and birth rates.

Density of Population. — 9.7 persons per acre.

Number of Inhabited Houses (end of 1935) according to Rate Books. — 36,248.

Number of Families or Separate Occupiers (Census 1931). — 32,109.

Rateable Value. — £847,394. Before Derating, £972,011.

Sum represented by 1d. Rate. — £3,275.

General Rate (1936-37). — 10s. in the £.

Debt. — £6,220,082.

Electors. — Parliamentary, 84,039 ; Municipal, 64,373.

Parliamentary Representation.—One member.

Local Government. — Borough Council of 15 aldermen and 45 councillors ; 15 wards. Meets first Wednesday in each month.

Incorporation. — July 7th, 1868.

Quarter Sessions. — Date of Grant, September 4th, 1919.

Early Closing Day. — Wednesday.

Market Days. — Tuesdays ; Weekly Market on Mondays.

Death rate (1935). — 13.93 per 1,000.

Birth rate (1935). — 12.19 per 1,000.

Infant mortality rate (1935). — 45 per 1,000.

The chief local industries given in chronological order in accordance with the number of persons employed. — (1) Woollen industries ; (2) Commercial occupations ; (3) Metal trade s; (4) Transport occupations ; (5) Clerical occupations ; (6) Building trades (including quarrying) ; (7) Engineering trades ; (8) Agricultural occupations ; (9) Chemical trades.

Ramsden Estate. — Purchased September 30th, 1920 ; Price, £1,350,000 ; 4,300 acres.

The Council makes an allowance to the Mayor of £500 per annum, and has adopted a Superannuation Scheme for its officers.

Licensing Hours.—Weekdays, 11-30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, 12 noon to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Newspapers.—

Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Three Editions), 1d.
Huddersfield Examiner (Weekly), Saturday, 2d.
Huddersfield Boro’ Advertiser (Weekly) gratis.
Huddersfield Citizen (Monthly).

Police Boxes equipped with First Aid requisites and in direct telephonic communication with the Central Police Station are erected at strategic points throughout the borough, and are available for use by the public.

Telephone Nos. — Infirmary, 2866 ; Fire Brigade, 480 ; Police 1938.


Contents of the 1937 Directory

1937 Directory:The County Borough of Huddersfield (Statistical Information)

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