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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 24

Table V.—Summary of Percentage Increase during the last Eight or Ten Years ending December, 1875

Comparing the First Five Years with the Last Five Years of the Decade. Comparing the First Two Years with the Last Two Years of the Decade. Increase per Head, 1871-75 on 1866-70. Per cnt. Per cnt. £ s.d. Population increase 38 increase 70 — Revenue— Ordinary increase 34 increase 70 5 18 - Territorial increase 66 increase 38 5 4 5 Expenditure— Charges on consolidated fund increase 10 increase 38 1 2 8 Wool— Weight increase 55 increase 103 — Value increase 73 increase 112 — Imporsts increase 23 increase 44 — Exports— Gold decrease 25 decrease 47 Other produce increase 84 increase 132 14 15 2* Gold and other produce increase 21 increase 20 Live Stocky comparing 1867 with 1874— Horses, valued at £10 - - increase 51 per cnt. Cattle valued at 4 - - increase 58 per cnt. 6 8 6* Sheep valued at - 4 - increase 39 per cnt. Pigs valued at - 2 6 increase 8 per cnt. Lands under Cultivation, 1868 to 1875— Comparing first four years with last... increase 78 per cnt. 33 15 6* Comparing first two years with last... increase 143 per cnt. — Colonial Debt— Comparing June, 1870, with June, 1867 increase per head 59 per cnt. — Annual charge increase per head 34 per cnt. - 13 4 * From these items must be deducted interest on the increase of capital borrowed by individuals from creditors beyond the colony, since 1870; to be perfectly safe, say 1,000,000l. per annum at 6 per cent., or upon the mean population equal to 3s. 10d. per head per annum.

Table V.—Summary of Percentage Increase during the last Eight or Ten Years ending December, 1875.