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STATISTICAL ABSTRACT



FOB THE SEVERAL



COLONIAL AND OTHER POSSESSIONS

OF THE

UNITED KINGDOM

IN EACH YEAR

From 1869 to 1883

(A 8 far as the Particular a cam, he stated).



Twenty-first Number.



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LONDON:
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to be porchased, either directly or through any Bookseller, from an

MeMre. Haksabd and Son, 18, Great Queen Street, W.C., and 32, j

Messrs. Eybb and Spottiswoode, East Harding Street

Sale Office, House of Lords ;

Messrs. Adam and Ghablbs Black, of Edin

Messrs. Alexandvr Thom and Co., Limited, or Messrs. Hodoei



1884.

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CONTENTS.



AiiEA AND Population
Kbtbmub

£zPB3n>ITURV
CUSTOICS BbVENUE' -

Pdblig Debt
Shipping



lUPOXTS



EXPOBTS



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6

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8
10
12
14
16
18
20
21
22
26
24

36
40
42
44
48
54
66
58
62
66
68^
72:
74
78
80.
82
84
86



A 14525. "Wt. 12120.



» Total Tonnage Entered and Cleared - - . •

Britieh Tonnage Entered and Cleared,

Foreign Tonnage Entered and Cleared - -

Sailing Tonnage Entered and Cleared - - -

SUam Tonnage Entered and Cleared

Total Value thereof - - - -

From United Kingdom.^ Vabte Aereof . . -

BnUion and Specie.-^Total ValuiXhereot

Principal Articles.'^Quantitiee md Fa/i«c thereof :-
Imported into India

„ Ceylon

„ Maoritiua

„ New South Wales -

„ Victoria

,f South Australia

„ Taamania •

,y New Zealand

f, Queensland

„ Natal

„ Cape of Good Hope

„ Canada Dominion

„ Newfoundland

„ Jamaica

„ Barbadoes

„ Trinidad

,9 British Guiana

From Principal Countries, — Value thereof : —

Imported into India - - - 8a

„ Straitt Settlements - 92

„ Ceylon - - 94

„ Mauritius - - 96

„ New South Wales- - 98

„ Victoria - - 100

„ South Australia - - 102

„ Western Australia - 104

^ Tasmania - - 106

„ New Zealand - - 108

,f Queensland - - 110

„ Natal - - - 112

„ Cape of Good Hope - 114

„ Lagos - - - 116

„ Gold Coast - - lis

„ Sierra Leone - - 120

„ Canada Dominion - - 122

^ Newfoundland - - 124

„ Jamaica - - 126

„ Barbadoes - - 12a

„ Trinidad - - 130

^ British Guiana - - 132

Toto/ Fo/tte thereof • « ... •2a

To United Kingdom.^Valuei^eteot - - • 3r

Bullion and Specie.'-TotalVahte hereof - • - -30

Wool, Domeetic Producc-^QuanHty iheroof - - - - 34

Sugar, Difmestic Produce, — Qtumlity thereof - - - 34

Principal Articles, — Quantities and Fo/ve thereof : —

Szported fW>m India - • - 38

„ Ceylon - - * 40

„ Mauritius - - 42

„ New South Wales • - 46

Victoria - - 52

„ South Australia - - 54

„ Tasmania - - - 56^

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Exports * continued.



Principal Articles. — Quiintities and Value thereof:—





Exported from New Zealand


- 60




»>


Queensland


- 64




99


NfltAl


- 66




)9


Cape of Good Hope


- 70




99


Lagos


. 72






Canada Dominion


- 76






Newfoundland


- 78






Jamaica


- 80






Barbadc;es


- 82






Trinidad -


- 84




«9


British Guiana


- 86




TV) Principal Countries. — Fa/»c thereof


: —






Exported from India -


- 90







Straits ^ttlements


92




»9


Ceylon


- 94






Mauritius


- 96




9f


New South Wales


- 98






Victoria


- 100




.


South Australia -


- 102




99


Western Australia


. 104




99


Tasmania


- 106




99


New Zealand


- 108




99


Queensland


- 110




91


NatAl -


- 112




»


Cape of Good Hope


- 114




99


Lagos -


- 116






Gold Coast


- 118







Sierra I^eone


- 120




99


Canada Dominion


- 122




99


Newfoundland -


- 124




99


Jamaica -


- 126




99


Barbadoes


- 128






Trinidad -


- 180




99


British Guiana -


- 132


Banks


- Amount of Assets and Liabilities


- -


184


Railways


- Length of Lines open for Traffic


-


• 136


Tbleg&aphs


- Length of Lines -


. •


• 136


Crown Lands


- Quantities sold, unsold and amount realised


- 138


AO&IOULTURB


- Acreage under Wheat


-


. 138


ft


„ „ Barley


-


- 140


99


,9 Oats


-


- 142


99


„ „ Maize


-


• 144


»


„ „ Potatoes


• -


- 144


»


„ „ Vines





. 146


>y


Quantity of Wheat produced


- - -


- 140


9f


„ Barley „


- -


- 142


99


Oate


_ - -


142


»


,9 Jfaiz« „


-


- 144


)y


9, Potatoes „


...


- 146





„ Ifin* 99 - -


-


- 146


)f


Number of Horses


. « .


- 148,152




., //brnerf Caitfe


. • -


- 148,152


f)


5A<?fp


- - -


- 150, 152


V


Pi9^


-


- 150,152


BiBTHS, Deaths,


AND MARRL4GES - Aostralasian Colonies


- . •


- 153


Meteorology


- Abstract of Statistics : Height of Thennometer


- 154




Rainfall


. . •


- 158



Import Duties - Rates of Duty levied on Principal Articles by Hie Tarifib of the

respectiye Possessions - - • - -159

Export Duties - Rates of Duty levied on All Articles by the TarifBa of the respective

Possessions - - - - - 168



Commercial Department,

Board of Trade, Whitehall,
October 1884.



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No. 1.


— Akea and Population,








Possesions.


Akea.


1


POPULATION.








1871.


1881.


1883.


J Males. Females. Total.


Males.


Females. Total.


Males.


Females.


Total.




Sq. Miles.





















India (British) n •


904,185








191,018.412
808.(to7


1013»2,604


97,4083«


198,790.853


_


..





Stnita Settlements -


1,446


200,433


107.664


281,687


141,697


423384


320,000


160.000


480.000


Ceylon - - -


24,702


l.«3,885


1,120,377


2.406,262


1.473,615


1.290.469


2.763384










Mauritius


713


201.164


128^690


829,764*


218.121


169.252


877378*


206,797


154397


361.094


LAboan


SO


8,027


1371


4398


3327


2371


6398








llong Kong -


32*14


90,435


33,763


124,198


116369


45,033


160,402










Xew South Wales -


310,700


275,651


229,480


508361


411.149


840,319


751,468










Victoria - -


88,19S


401,050


830,478


731328


462,083


410,263


862.346


498,053


438.732


931.785


South Australia -


903,690


96,408


90.21S


185,626


149,630


130,335


•••279365


160,689


143,926


804515


■ Western Australia -


1,000.000


15.666


0,788


25.363


17,062


12,646


29,708


18,005


18,695


81.700


i Tasmania


26,215


63,911


47374


101,785


61,162


64348


115,706


168,972


59,248


126320-


1 Xew Zealand


105.342


150,366


106,037


^1256393


260,605


220328


irf489383


294.666


246312


fir540,877


Queensland •
Total -
Fijiftt - - -


669,620


71,767


48,387


120,104


126326


88300


213,625


169390


117.4S5


287.475


3,103,665


ljm,9»


861,162


1.924.770


1.486.916


1.266334


2,748.560


-


-


-


7,740











70,248


66»847


127.006


71340


68354


129.894


Falkland Isles - -


6,600


534


229


811t


976


577


1358









Xatal -


18,760


146,756


148,017


289,773


191376


203314


720384fl|I


204^196


314335


418.731


' Cape of Good Hope -


199,960


256,760


240,621


tt582,682


369,628


361356


— >




1340324^


St. Helena


47


2,999


3,242


6341


2,573


2,486


6.069








,-5.085


GoIdCoast -


73


28,963


33.058


62,021


37,665


87,605


75.270








87,166


15,00011








408.070


Not ascertained |








651.00011


8ierra Leone


468


18,681


18358


87,089*


31.201


293i5


60346










GamhiA - - •


69


7,806


6384


14,190


731B


6,935


14,160











North America:—






















' Dominion ofCanadatl






















1 Ontario and Quebec


290.421


1,424,1181


1387,736


2312367


1.664.645


1,627,610


3382356








3385^63


New Brunswick -


27.174


146,888


139,706


286394


164vU9


157.114


821,233








328378


Nova Scotia -


20.907


198,792


194.008


387300


220388


220,084


440372


—.





461,959


Manitoba


123,200








12328


37307


28,747


66,964








112,134


PrinceEdwardlsIand


2,133


47,121


46300


94.021


64,729


64,162


108,801










' BritUh Columbia • )
Vancouver's Island S


341,305





-


38386


29303


19,966


49,469





-





, Xrtb-Wflt.TetTitor7,ke.


2,065,262





~>


60300


28,113


28,333


66.446





_


_


Newfoundland


40,200








••146336








179309^











\ Total of North 7
America -S


8,510,592


-





3,832,632


-


-


4,604319


- -








B«*rmuda


19


5,402


6,710


12,121


6.418


7.600


18,948


6314


7300


14314


Honduras

W'Mit Tndin. Tclnnria*


7.562


12,603


12,107


24,710


U108


13344


27.462









Bahamas


5,390


19,340


19313


39,162


20.734


22.787


48321


__





-


Turk's Island -


169


2.274


2,440


4,723


2.232


2,600


4.732








_


Jamaica


4^193 246,678


269381


506.154


282367


297347


680,804





_


_




1


















St. Lucia -


237 ' 16.682


16,078


81.610


18373


19378


88,651


19,933


20390


40.532


St. Vincent •


147


16365


18,823


35,688


19,047


21301


40,548


19,697


22308


42,200


Barbadocs •


166


78.462


88,590


162,042


77353


94,607


171.860








Grenada


183






37,684


20.074


22329


42.403


21,219


28310


44^729


Toba^


114


8,262


8,792


17.054


8.694


9,367


18,051


9.124


9.765


18,879


I ^eeward Ixlancls :—






















Virrin Islands
St. Christopher


57


3,379


3372


6.651


2.537


2,750


6387







_


68


13,259


14310


28,169


13,706


15,481


29,137


} 20394


23.628


H220;


Nevis


60


6,461


6,252


11.703


5.436


6,428


113&1


Antirua
Montserrat -


170


16,998


19.159


85,157


16.147


.18317


84,964








^ 1


32


8,978


4,715


8,693


4,680


5,444


10,083


4,913


5.676


10389 '


Dominica


291


12,737


14,441


27,178


12367


15344


28311









Trinidad - - -


1.754


60,406


49.233


109,638


83,716


69,412


168,128








166332


Total of West^
; India Islands;


-


-


-


1,061306


589.012


624^132


1319*144


-


-


— 1


I British Guiana

f Gibraltar - -


76.000


108.792


84.699


§§198,491


140,134


112.052


262,186§§
18.381*


148,680


116322


260311


1{


8,969


9,726


18,696^


8340


9.741







- 1


pialta . - ' -


119


70,035


71383


141318*


73,480


76362


14e,782*


76,737


78319


161266



• Exclusive of the Military. f Including 48, sex not distinguished. t Approximate 1881.

** Census of 1869. ft Census of 1866, including 86,201 British Caftraria, sex not specified.

'tX No Census for the whole of British India taken previous to 1871. The area and population are exclusive of the Feudatory
Xativa States, estimated as 675365 sq. m.. with a population of 49 millions in 1871. and stated at 609384 sq. m.. with a population
of 65460^4i!6 in the census of 1881. where the area exclusive of Native States is given at 868.256 sq. m.

5 The Dominion of Canada was formed on the 1st July 1867. of the Provinoes of C)ntario and Quebec. New Brunswick,
and Nova Scotia^ Manitoba and the North-west Territorr were included in the Dominion in July 1870, British Columbia
and Vancouver's Island in Julv 1871. and Prince Edward Island in July 1873. The Returns of the Shipping and Trade of
the Dominion are exclusive of the Inter-Colonial Trade. fh>m the dates of the establishment of the Dominion and the
incorporation of the subsequently added Provinces. In all conversions of I>ominion currency into sterling the dollar is taken
at 4t. td, C§ Exclusive of 7.000 Aborigines in 1871. but inclusive of 7.666 Aborigines in 1881. Sex not distingruished.

HI Census of 1876, mduding British Caflhiris. 3306 sq. m., population, 122.154 ; but exclusive of the territones. viz.,
Banitoland, 10393 sq. m., population, 128.176 in 1875; Transkei. 12366 sq. m., pnpnlation. 164^531 in 1874-5; and Qriqualaud
West, 17300 sq. m^ population, 45377 in 1877. Total for Gape Colony and abov«» territories, 240,108 sq. m.. with a population
of 1340318 Donont. ^^ Exclusive of Maoris, estimated ar 37.502 in 1871 and 44^097 m 1881.

. Estimate inolndimr Protectorate. § InoJudlnir 3,l»0 cooHot and 4367 natives sex not distinguished.

•♦• ExcUwive of Aborigines, ttt Area of inhabited islands exclusive of Rotumah. The pgmiJnH^ flljMjr^^^^^^tumah.



No. 2.— Gross Amount of Public Bbtenub.*






Possessions.


1869.


1870.


1871.


187S.


1878.


1874.


1875.




£


£


£


£


£


£


£


Indian (yean ended Slat March) -^


49.S62.691


60301.081


51,418,686


50.110315


66,560,986


66,412.870


68.011448
8273071

i-SHia


Straits Bettlementa


STS^lll


2783890


298,712y


S26,468y


819496U


809.99111


Ceylon§§ - • •


91S.868


1.068.471


1,121,679


1.174.698


1390318


1341358


Mauritinitt-


595,024


608.166


616378


708.159


690381


720.180


691306


Laboan - ...


5.529


7469


7.116


7.080


6317


7,084


8,758


Hong Kong
Australasia :—


192,465


190.674


175362


192,714


176380


178,108


1863U
















New South Wales


8.668,504


2,575309


2388300


2312.012


3324^718


8,509.966


4.1X13M


Victoria . . • •


8,888.084


8361383





8,784,4Ǥ


3,64^185§


4wl06,790t


fSJ^


South Australia


965384


860,124


1,007,198


868386


1.058318


1352320


^•J£5!


Western Australia


103,661


98,132


97.606


105301


1J4!!


148,078


187,77*


Tiumania


277.718


270,128


271328


278396


324367


888,782


848304


New Zealand


1,746.628


1782367


1.672301


1,674316


2,776388


8.068,811


83t:3fiS


Queensland

Total • •

Fiji


772.858


786,340


799,006


988399


1420,084


1.160,947


1361,454


10,914,182


9384,882





10,451388


12377377


14wl75,6S9


H077,6I5





_





^








1
16.48S.


Falkland Islands


9,879


8.068


12,678


10349


16.741


11.041


W8J|


Natal - - . -


124.157


126398


125,628


180,499


207361


247.269


tmjoi


Cape of Good Hopen


598^245


831311


886474


1,161348


2.078320


1367361


M4i;l7l


St. Helena •


28,780


17,224


16306


S6386


14.960


18,982


13.C16


La«os


40,488


41384


45,116


41346


62340


89386


43387


OoldOoast


24,127


80,852


28309


40465








67388


Sierra Leone • •


69,617


67485


80.486


9i436


92,108


92370


116317


Gambia - ...
North America f:—


15.619


18,969


17390


17349


19386


21380


88JW












1




Ontario and Quebec * •














New Brunswick


2,995,661


3381,714


4,028342


4316386


4386,189






NovaScotU J












6.048,728


6,185449




69,826


62380


79,118


.









British Columbia - - •)
Vancouver's Island • •)


110.516


102390





- {


InDom.of
Canada.






Newfoundland


170.996


183,290


164306


177342


174.916


186384


805306


Total of North America •


8,842,498


3380324


-


-


-


6398368


^810364


Bermuda - • - - •


80.040


88,074


84370


88356


88,081


36346


25,728


, Honduras - . • .


86,680


82.674


42,881


88,720


61,946


43,728


41308


West India Islands :-


















88,444


46,469


41,867


86,757


**31S


86374


•MP


Turk's Islsnd ...


10.067


12.415


9319


12381


8,007


7317


8301


Jamaica (for Years ended 80th)
Sept. from 1871) - • -J
Windward Islands :—


445.696


447,044


489.116


404364


614.766


641.790


50038S
















i St.Luda ...


14.968


15,867


18307


21,062


IS-??


21,131


2S3M


8t. Vincent ...


29.500


27,975


30460


32,124


29347


27,441


873S2


i Barlwdoes ...


102,606


104382


119,492


117,652


128376


128368


188428


Orciuida - • •


28,141


28,106


22380


24327


*5'!2


28.408


88371


Tobam . - .
Leeward Islands :-—


9,702


12,067


14,068


11,699


9,487


9.460


113K
















Virgin Islands - - -
8t. Christopher -


1,665


2,059


2.174


1317


J^lfii


J'!2


uw


29312


31,458


31,400


86364


5M1?


^*iH


*45


Novis


9,007


8330


15,734


14,008


11.461


9,786


18308 J


Antigua - • -
Montserrat ...


88,586


40,040


48,747


88,817


'i'SS


88386


87318


5,438


6,126


4,195


4,477


4348


6,106


5w«8


Dominica


15,621


15,721


19320


21386


80.485


J^^


88387


Trinidad ....


244^065


288,686


272,094


296,060


881370


884^678


80318


Total of West IndU Ishmds


1,018377


1,026,694


1,08^678


1.164,129


1462,687


1366^667


1,397488


British Guiana - - • -


811377


354,180


379347


877,748


861361


866.468


881487


aibraltw


.'C,888


86,897


88456


48304


48.457


40.410


4SJ#


Malta . . . -


167.760


358,631


170,941


173,297


162383


173,078


172,SC8


* The Betums of Bevenue and Exix


mditure now


3!?»%.?55l


nde Loans ra


isedandrepi


lid. TheLoi


IDS included


in back



jesrs sre shown in Tables 4 and 6 ofihe numbers of the Colonial Abstract previous to 1875.
^ Ri>e Note Y* Table No. 1. . , , ^ , .^ , xi ^ ^i. x •. .^.^ ,

§5 In 1872 and 1878 couTersions into i^erling toaye been made at 2f. to the rupee, subsequently st the rate of !♦. 10|d. to

<l.b rui:cc. In prerious years the accounts were kept in ftterling.



Digitized by ^OOQ IC



Gboss Amount of Pciblio Bevknub*— ConftnticA



1876.


1877.


1878.


1879.


1880.


1881.


1882.


1883.


Possessions.




£


£


B


£


£


£


£


£






sa^iuM


68,584,870


61.878.661


66,065.316


68.372,846


73.684,773


75.144,601


70,126.281


C Indian (years ended 31st
I Mftrch).
Stnits Settlements.




zsuim


366^U


866.44011


3S7313I


442.7431


456.3411


441,673fl


659,0241




1.S78388


1,686,205


1.648,821


1.382,688


1,298355


1383.108


1.140.147


1,162479


Oeylon.§§




7ni06


748,060


789.563


763.729


782.109


781.881


955.168


889365


Mfturitia84t




%M0


7,401


7,419


7342


6.928


4.781


4367


6414


Labium.




18M06


209,308


187,484


200.853


222,906


275.928


251,983


268,686


Hong Kong.
Australasia:—






















5.088,888


6,748,846


4.9$3.864


4,475,059


4,9H280


6.707.963f


7.410.787





New Soutii Wales.




4(.M6,1M5


4.7a8,877§


4^4.418§


4,621.520§


4,021,282^


5.186.011^


5.592362§


6.611368§


Victoria.




i;mmm


1,441.401


1,592,684


1,682,498


2.027.963


2,171.988


2.087,076


2,060,140


South Australia.




168,180


166,413


163.344


196315


180,050


254,313


250,372


284,864


Western Australia.




»,017


366.118


385,986


376,670


442.158


505.873


551313


562,189


Tasmania.




s^saiwi


S;816.023


4.167.889


3,18^906


3.285,042


8.757,494


3317.160


8371,267


New Zealand.




ijsss^ms


1,436.6S8§


1.658,111§


1,461.824§


1,612314$


2,023.6685


2,102,096§


2383,444


Queensland.
Total.

Fiji.




1«J011,9W


17,787.660


17.857.191


15.927.691


17.078.039


20.607310


21,911,016


-




4ft^4


46.688


61,021


67.771


80.078


87.413


111314


106314




9450


7.464


11,676


9,611


6.985


12343


14,240


8337


Falkland Islands.




MM52


272.474


* 860,384


473,478


682.715


618,025


667.738


620.406


NataL




1,861.828^


2,888.41S§


8,28a,161§


5,661,160§


3.5il.72(^


4385.1895


4,898399§


^443.486§


Cape of Good Hope.ft




u,ie7


18.281


14A97


14.155


11330


12.426


11.501


10.266


St. Helena.




M^448


60,800


60,889


64.940


47.987


42.422


41,686


50359


Lagoe.




€4^788


08.347


105.098


90.432


119300


116.424


104317


105.648


Gold Coast.




ff7,721


84^«60


69A4S


75.790


76303


89314


65,537


63,401


Sierra Leone.




18,787


26,686


25.731


28.505


24.563


24.451


26.623


28366


Gambia.

North America:^






















4.786^747


4,506.682



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