Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 8,911 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 8,746 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 9,590 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 9,843 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 9,286 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 10,277 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 10,787 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 10,446 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 10,603 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 10,206 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 10,079 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 9,542 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 9,896 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 10,106 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 9,980 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 9,820 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 10,747 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 10,617 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 11,522 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 11,073 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 11,825 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 11,060 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 11,651 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 11,239 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 11,497 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 11,012 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 11,154 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 10,151 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 9,980 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 9,241 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 8,640 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 8,090 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 8,237 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 8,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 8,363 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 7,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 8,406 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 8,614 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 9,191 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 9,997 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 10,519 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 10,269 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 10,769 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 10,325 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 10,452 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 10,061 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 9,792 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 9,232 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 9,695 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 8,973 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 9,115 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 8,970 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 9,305 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 8,829 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 9,056 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 8,980 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 9,614 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 9,027 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 9,389 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 9,300 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 9,413 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 8,962 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 9,157 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 8,711 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 8,561 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 8,439 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 8,873 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 8,655 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 9,924 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 9,554 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 9,953 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 9,635 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 10,086 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 9,909 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 10,433 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 9,867 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 10,522 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 10,243 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 10,586 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 25,871 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 10,824 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 10,206 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 10,084 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 9,658 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 9,968 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 9,765 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 10,263 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 9,859 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 10,355 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 10,024 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 10,544 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 10,090 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 64,114 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 63,833 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 66,105 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 64,945 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 66,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 65,425 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 67,063 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 64,827 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 67,023 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 66,292 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 68,532 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 67,607 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 69,343 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 61,356 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 63,411 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 62,084 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 63,296 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 59,746 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 61,846 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 60,398 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 61,891 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 54,446 Show data context
Date: Source:
1859 - 1870 Poor Law Board, Annual Report (HMSO) ,
1871 - 1919 Local Government Board, Annual Report (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The total number of persons receiving non-contributory welfare assistance. These data are generally from administrative sources, including both the 19th century Poor Law system and modern Income Support.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wales Dep through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th June 2019