Financials
Statistics: Utility Accounts
 
Water; Electricity; Gas; and Rate bills paid at the Bank

The four main Utility Services processed by the Bank were for the collection of
Water, Electric, Gas & Rates Accounts. These commenced on the following dates:
Water - October 1921; Electric - April 1925; Gas - October 1926; Rates - October 1929
 
Statistics
(Full Index)
Amount Collected ()
 
 Water
 Electric
 Gas
 Rates
 1920
 
 
 
 
 1921
 
 
 
 
 1922
 7,261
 
 
 
 1923
 26,072
 
 
 
 1924
 34,032
 
 
 
 1925
 40,902
 
 
 
 1926
 45,949
 4,872
 
 
 1927
 57,490
 17,893
21,287 
 
 1928
 66,953
 32,227
52,665 
 
 1929
 70,178
 44,992
63,804 
 
 1930
 80,365
 57,852
87,296 
74,335
 1931
 92,408
 77,264
113,268 
232,028
 1932
 103,463
 99,278
133,341 
296,022
 1933
 112,775
 117,864
147,995 
333,879
 1934
 120,888
 137,075
154,310 
370,614
 1935
 131,602
 154,071
164,869 
404,882
 1936
 143,635
 173,406
177,237 
460,564
 1937
 142,842
 185,792
199,942 
514,353
 1938
 143,161
 241,259
210,655 
567,454
 1939
 153,693
 296,617
216,360 
639,726
 1940
 166,642
 325,777
228,946 
688,380
 1941
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 1942
 169,881
 380,366
216,999 
824,046
 1943
 178,521
 388,295
226,070 
809,849
 1944
 177,451
 372,960
225,565 
778,925
 1945
 177,815
 410,247
247,366 
779,091
 1946
 177,390
 436,069
274,234 
829,297
 1947
 178,445
 508,856
352,291 
885,922
 1948
 179,220
 576,766
347,486 
1,035,937
 1949
 182,162
 627,571
376,507 
946,163
 1950
 187,279
 745,611
434,154 
948,697
 1951
 190,193
 831,453
508,880 
941,970
 1952
 191,257
 922,415
591,549 
1,065,466
 1953
 194,564
 1,193,247
660,622 
1,186,102
 1954
 198,214
 1,236,942
717,624 
1,286,476
 1955
 206,497
 1,426,147
819,078 
1,348,516
 1956
 209,627
 1,588,263
916,621 
1,387,234
 1957
 215,480
 1,772,148
986,264 
1,574,327
 1958
 199,349
 1,653,588
989,133 
1,928,733
 1959
 209,506
 2,036,305
1,021,248 
2,113,484
 1960
 213,718
 2,277,875
985,140 
2,081,216
 1961
 214,936
 2,439,579
952,045 
2,337,724
 1962
 216,171
 2,587,890
927,902 
2,344,960
 1963
 211,591
 2,655,824
1,092,803 
2,565,011
 1964
 218,067
 2,726,630
1,180,495 
2,422,476
 1965
 252,021
 2,729,385
1,327,585 
2,620,415
 1966
 254,022
 3,031,766
1,453,667 
2,829,679
 1967
 255,224
 3,185,756
1,631,420 
2,843,103
 1968
 257,920
 3,087,749
1,836,432 
2,920,211
 1969
 265,597
 3,403,321
2,246,145 
3,351,531
 1970
 441,783
 3,492,420
2,477,798 
3,836,245
 1971
 322,422
 3,337,401
2,476,198 
4,350,873
 1972
 471,706
 3,615,259
2,720,373 
4,640,138
 1973
 482,121
 3,836,079
2,992,342 
5,419,966
 1974
 494,485
 3,935,316
3,154,267 
6,766,916
 1975
 704,984
 4,536,722
3,536,739 
7,820,218
 Mar 1976
 1,134,195
 6,142,089
4,253,334 
10,523,845
 Nov 1976
 1,429,267
 4,510,308
3,046,580 
9,050,083
 1977
 1,608,566
 8,560,097
6,327,791 
11,367,837
 1978
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 1979
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 14,611,958
 89,164,954
 56,502,722
 115,344,919
Number of Transactions
 
 Water
 Electric
 Gas
 Rates
 1920
 
 
 
 
 1921
 
 
 
 
 1922
5,855
 
 
 
 1923
 15,700
 
 
 
 1924
 20,480
 
 
 
 1925
 24,501
 
 
 
 1926
 28,373
4,588
 
 
 1927
35,508
15,778
12,238
 
 1928
42,067
26,554
30,038
 
 1929
42,769
38,370
40,570
 
 1930
47,949
48,556
57,397
10,187
 1931
55,364
63,337
79,673
31,793
 1932
61,051
79,907
95,788
40,489
 1933
67,072
96,574
110,700
47,309
 1934
72,051
115,881
120,909
52,439
 1935
78,665
136,357
130,367
57,315
 1936
86,781
157,386
140,900
65,510
 1937
95,306
190,330
155,279
71,259
 1938
104,195
249,402
171,835
76,794
 1939
113,193
326,587
189,777
84,898
 1940
123,165
364,680
193,658
91,020
 1941
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 1942
126,317
392,693
177,608
93,065
 1943
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
 1944
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
 1945
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
 1946
131,207
421,415
173,060
100,517
 1947
132,130
439,466
200,623
101,254
 1948
133,971
476,483
199,089
103,149
 1949
135,367
481,810
232,607
107,069
 1950
136,444
525,429
275,197
108,315
 1951
140,505
546,903
318,867
109,403
 1952
144,073
560,206
387,214
111,473
 1953
147,682
586,488
442,863
114,246
 1954
151,196
579,465
528,453
116,017
 1955
159,187
618,325
655,880
120,982
 1956
162,697
641,651
744,441
126,052
 1957
169,001
652,214
749,264
120,623
 1958
176,276
585,244
689,664
125,876
 1959
187,120
638,791
628,525
138,531
 1960
191,955
613,735
553,722
143,114
 1961
193,589
568,784
480,754
145,093
 1962
194,311
525,573
446,159
145,737
 1963
182,415
465,574
434,426
142,668
 1964
188,167
438,729
445,147
141,050
 1965
186,308
428,479
426,121
143,198
 1966
188,572
413,854
375,173
140,374
 1967
188,998
428,030
349,560
159,981
 1968
191,762
415,634
337,683
183,337
 1969
196,976
410,392
335,983
212,597
 1970
193,880
406,401
340,589
217,047
 1971
99,578
379,646
322,791
225,474
 1972
108,843
377,415
333,170
238,976
 1973
109,611
355,243
321,987
262,244
 1974
108,312
348,721
340,056
283,701
 1975
115,916
338,434
328,677
288,443
 Mar 1976
112,232
340,076
326,675
321,089
 Nov 1976
107,444
240,247
219,870
248,038
 1977
104,849
383,526
347,985
319,428
 1978
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 1979
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
6,316,936
 17,939,363
 14,999,012
 6,287,174
NOTES:

    (1)  Year Ended Nov-76 = April 1st to November 20th
    (2)  Water: 1921-1974 = Birmingham Water Department; 1975-1977 = Severn-Trent Water Authority
    (3)  Electric: 1926-1948 = Birmingham Electricity Supply Department; 1949-1977= Midlands Electricity Board
    (4)  Gas: 1927-1949 = Birmingham Gas Department; 1950-1977 = West Midlands Gas Board
    (5)  Rates: 1931-1977 = Birmingham Rates Department
    (6)  Only data for total collections (including Dustbin Hire) is available for the following years:
            1941 - 781,870 (1,518,124)
            1943 - 830,174
            1944 - 825,492
            1945 - 839,002
    (7)  Average Payments () - 1932 Actual.............1932 @ 1977 Values...................1977 Actual
 
                - Water ............................ 1.69 ............................. 19.04 .................................... 15.34
                - Electric .......................... 1.24 ..............................13.97 .................................... 22.32
                - Gas ................................ 1.39 ..............................15.66 .................................... 18.18
                - Rates ............................. 7.31 ............................. 82.36 .................................... 35.59
 
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