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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

The Proportion of Manufacturing Hands to Population

The Proportion of Manufacturing Hands to Population.

The next table shows that, whether or not our manufactures are of the same high class as those of Victoria, they have certainly been progressing faster, for it can hardly be supposed that our officials have been continually making fictitious additions to the number of their hands.

Hands Total population. Population, less domestic class. Hands per cent of total population. Hands per cent population, less domestic classes, New Zealand 22,102 578,482 205,759 3.8 10.7 Victoria 45,773 1,003,043 468,332 4.5 9.7