Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 1,283,865 Show data context 376,297 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 1,290,247 Show data context 378,173 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 1,296,661 Show data context 380,058 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 1,303,106 Show data context 381,953 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 1,309,583 Show data context 383,857 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 1,315,451 Show data context 385,471 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 1,320,699 Show data context 386,789 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 1,325,969 Show data context 388,113 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 1,331,260 Show data context 389,440 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 1,336,572 Show data context 390,772 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 1,341,905 Show data context 392,109 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 1,347,259 Show data context 393,451 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 1,352,635 Show data context 394,797 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 1,358,032 Show data context 396,147 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 1,363,451 Show data context 397,502 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 1,368,892 Show data context 398,862 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 1,374,354 Show data context 400,227 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 1,379,837 Show data context 401,596 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 1,385,343 Show data context 402,970 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 1,390,871 Show data context 404,348 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 1,396,421 Show data context 405,732 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 1,401,993 Show data context 407,120 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 1,407,587 Show data context 408,512 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 1,413,203 Show data context 409,910 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 1,418,842 Show data context 411,312 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 1,425,373 Show data context 413,088 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 1,432,807 Show data context 415,242 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 1,440,281 Show data context 417,408 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 1,447,793 Show data context 419,584 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 1,455,345 Show data context 421,772 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 1,462,935 Show data context 423,972 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 1,470,566 Show data context 426,183 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 1,478,236 Show data context 428,405 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 1,485,947 Show data context 430,639 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 1,493,697 Show data context 432,885 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 1,501,488 Show data context 435,142 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 1,509,320 Show data context 437,412 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 1,517,192 Show data context 439,693 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 1,525,106 Show data context 441,986 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 1,533,060 Show data context 444,291 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 1,541,057 Show data context 446,607 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 1,549,095 Show data context 448,936 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 1,557,174 Show data context 451,278 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 1,565,296 Show data context 453,631 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 1,573,461 Show data context 455,997 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 1,582,248 Show data context 459,103 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 1,591,667 Show data context 462,964 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 1,601,143 Show data context 466,858 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 1,610,675 Show data context 470,785 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 1,620,264 Show data context 474,744 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 1,629,910 Show data context 478,737 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 1,639,613 Show data context 482,764 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 1,649,374 Show data context 486,825 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 1,659,194 Show data context 490,919 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 1,669,071 Show data context 495,048 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 1,679,008 Show data context 499,212 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 1,689,003 Show data context 503,411 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 1,699,059 Show data context 507,645 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 1,709,174 Show data context 511,915 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 1,719,349 Show data context 516,220 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 1,729,585 Show data context 520,562 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 1,739,881 Show data context 524,941 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 1,750,239 Show data context 529,356 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 1,760,659 Show data context 533,808 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 1,771,141 Show data context 538,298 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 1,782,011 Show data context 542,576 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 1,793,276 Show data context 546,637 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 1,804,612 Show data context 550,729 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 1,816,020 Show data context 554,851 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 1,827,501 Show data context 559,004 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 1,839,053 Show data context 563,189 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 1,850,679 Show data context 567,404 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 1,862,378 Show data context 571,651 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 1,874,151 Show data context 575,930 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 1,885,999 Show data context 580,241 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 1,897,921 Show data context 584,584 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 1,909,919 Show data context 588,960 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 1,921,993 Show data context 593,368 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 1,934,143 Show data context 597,809 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 1,946,370 Show data context 602,284 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 1,958,674 Show data context 606,792 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 1,971,056 Show data context 611,334 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 1,983,516 Show data context 615,910 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 1,996,055 Show data context 620,520 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 2,008,673 Show data context 625,165 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 2,024,718 Show data context 631,078 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 2,044,270 Show data context 638,296 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 2,064,011 Show data context 645,596 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 2,083,943 Show data context 652,979 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 2,104,067 Show data context 660,447 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 2,124,386 Show data context 668,000 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 2,144,900 Show data context 675,640 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 2,165,613 Show data context 683,367 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 2,186,526 Show data context 691,183 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 2,207,641 Show data context 699,088 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 2,228,959 Show data context 707,083 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 2,250,484 Show data context 715,170 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 2,272,216 Show data context 723,349 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 2,294,159 Show data context 731,622 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 2,316,313 Show data context 739,989 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 2,338,681 Show data context 748,452 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 2,361,265 Show data context 757,012 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 2,384,067 Show data context 765,670 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 2,407,090 Show data context 774,427 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 2,430,335 Show data context 783,284 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 2,447,185 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 2,457,505 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 2,467,869 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 2,478,276 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 2,488,727 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 2,499,222 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 2,509,762 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 2,520,346 Show data context
01 Jan 1916 2,541,648 Show data context
01 Jan 1917 2,563,130 Show data context
01 Jan 1918 2,584,794 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 2,606,641 Show data context
Date: Source:
1859 - 1919 Census of Population

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Here we hold a variety of population totals enabling numbers of persons receiving different categories of welfare benefits to be expressed as appropriate rates. These population totals are computed from the reports of the Census of Population, but need to be held for the dates of the welfare counts; in the case of the Poor Law system, this means the 1st of January and the 1st of July in each year. The data have therefore been interpolated using statistics from the censuses before and after the welfare reporting date.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wales Dep through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Population totals for computing welfare rates, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10001055/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 18th June 2019