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Portland Year Book 1905
COUNTY STATISTICS


 

County Valuation

1901. General county purposes (basis or standard for county rates, including Higher Education rate), 958,022, a penny rate produces producing; 3,991 15s 4d.. Government grant under the Agricultural Rates Act., 1896, 3,941 11s 10d.

Special county purposes (deducting assessment of Poole borough), 871,674.

Police purposes (deducting assessment of Weymouth borough), 855,540.

Elementary Education purposes (deducting assessments of Poole and Weymouth) 769,192.

Main Roads Of Portland.

The length of main roads on the Island maintained by the Urban District Council at the expense of the Dorset. County Council, is seven miles and a few yards. Previous to the dismaining (sic) of the road from Yeates to Weston the main roads were 8 miles in length.

County Rates

1898-99, County, 10d ; 1899-1900, 10d ; 1900-01, 9.d ; 1901-02, 9d ; 1902-03 , 9 ; 1903-04,. 9d, education, 5d ; 1904-05, 9d, education, 5d.

For 1904-05 (March 31) , general purposes, 5d in the. ; special purposes 1d ; police. 2d ; elementary education, 5d ; total, 1s 3d in the .

County Asylum (Charminster)

Number of patients (June 30, 1904) - Male 299, female 337, total 636 ; non-county, 19 ; private patients, 125 ; total of all classes, 780 (368 male, 412 females).

County Council

Representation

In view of the movement of Portland, Weymouth, Poole, Branksome, and Dorchester to secure increased representation on the Dorset County Council, the following electoral statistics may be of interest:

Borough Representation

  1901 Population County Electors (1904 register) County Councillors Average representation for each councillor
Blandford 3,649 701 1 701
Bridport 5,962 1,288 2 644
Dorchester 9,458 1,674 2 837
Lyme Regis 2,095 446 1 446
Poole 19,463 4,055 3 1,352
Shaftesbury 2,027 388 1 388

Wareham

2,003 400 1 400
Weymouth 19,843 3,831 3 1,277
  64,500 12,783 14 913

It is proposed to give Weymouth and Poole each a fourth Councillor. The 16 representatives will then have each an average electorate of 799.

Urban Districts in Dorset:-

Branksome          8,095      1,636      1           1,636
* Portland 15,199 1,325 2 652
Sherborne 5,760 1,069 1 1,059
Swanage 4,462 1,016 1 1,016
Wimborne 6,238 1,432 1 1,432
  39,754 6,478 6 1,080

* Portland's population includes 6,587 persons on H.M. ships, in Military barracks, and the Convict

Prison.

Swanage and Wimborne have rural parishes attached to their electoral division.

It is proposed to give Branksome an additional County Councilor. The average electorate of the seven urban divisions will then be 925. Swanage and Wimborne also to lose the rural portions of their electoral districts. This will reduce Swanage's population to 3,408, and the electorate to 803.

Wimborne's population will be 3,696 and electorate 846.

Totals: Borough and Urban Districts

104,254 19,261 20 963

Rural Divisions :

37 Divisions 97,809 20,951 37 566

Dorset County Boys' Home, In October 1904, there were 60 boys in the school and 35 on license.

Elementary Schools - There are 243 denominational elementary schools under the schools under County Education Committee and 23 Council Schools.

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