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The percentage of increase of census children from 1866 to 1879. and of decrease from 1879 to 1881, and the increase from 1881 to 1882 is as follows:

From 1866 to 1867.
From 1867 to 1868,
From 1868 to 1869.
From 1869 to 1870
From 1870 to 1871.
From 1871 to 1872
From 1872 to 1873
From 1873 to 1874.
From 1874 to 1875
From 1875 to 1876
From 1876 to 1877
From 1877 to 1878
From 1878 to 1879
From 1879 to 1880, the decrease was..
From 1880 to 1881, the decrease was...
Froin 1881 to 1882, the increase was-----

10.80 per cent. 8.30 per cent. 8.28 per cent. 10.04 per cent. 6.84 per cent. 5.56 per cent.

3.10 per cent. No comparison possible.

7.42 per cent. 7.71 per cento 8.27 per cent. 2.70 per cent. 5.32 per cent 0.20 per cento 2.19 per cent. 2.41 per cent.

(1) AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

1881.

1882.

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In other words, from July 1, 1881, to June 30, 1882, 152,217 were enrolled in the public schools, while the average number belonging, the actual pupils of the school, were 116,047, and 107,177 were in daily attendance during the whole term school was maintained.

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The following table exhibits the percentage of daily attendance, average number belonging, and enrollment, from 1866 to 1882:

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Percentage of census children attending private schools from 1866 to 1882:

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29.92 19.38 17.28 15.68 20.33 13.50 10.04 8.84 8.86 8.75 7.90 7.67 7.45 7.14 6.97 6.58 6.74

(3.) AT NO SCHOOLS.

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But, in order to obtain a correct estimate of the attendance at school of census children, we must take the average number belonging--that is, the number of children who can be considered as actual pupils of the public schools-instead of the total number enrolled, as in this number are included all those who attend for so short a time--sometimes only for a day, or, at longest, for a week--that they cannot be classed as pupils of the public schools. The real school attendance will then stand as in the following table:

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(c.) NATIVITY OF CENSUS CHILDREN.

For 1881, the Census Marshals reported the nativity of 298,559 children, not more than seventeen years of age. According to these reports, we had in this State in 1881:

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For 1882 the Census Marshals reported the nativity of 305,175 children not more than seventeen years of age. According to these reports we had in this State in 1882:

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