By The Numbers

75: The Percentage of ‘Cocks’ Shrinkage

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BY THE NUMBERS — “A comparison of the 2008 population — using data from a variety of sources — with the first census in 1881 shows that the number of [people named] Cocks has shrunk by 75 per cent, while the number of people called Balls or Daft has fallen by more than 50 per cent.” [Times Online]