Lit review word count


Hi all,
Just wondered in an applied science thesis with a word limit of 50,000 what would be an average count for the introduction and lit review?


My thesis is in applied science and I have a word limit of 40,000 for the main body of text and abstract.  My thesis is just a few hundred short of the max limit where I have 9,000 words for my intro/lit review and the remainder in four methodology chapters and an overriding discussion. With all of the extra bits such as contents, declarations, acknowledgements, figures, tables and appendices I have a total of 54,000 words but obviously these don't count for the word limit, phew! 


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Sounds like I'm not going too bad, my intro and lit review is at 6800 at the moment, 9,300 including the references.