Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 23,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 22,608 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 23,595 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 22,906 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 24,790 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 23,826 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 25,064 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 24,044 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 25,702 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 24,781 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 25,836 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 25,320 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 26,311 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 25,372 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 26,382 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 25,793 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 26,618 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 26,549 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 27,932 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 26,421 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 27,818 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 25,869 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 27,878 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 26,346 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 27,808 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 25,834 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 25,947 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 23,418 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 23,879 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 22,187 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 22,023 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 21,169 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 22,220 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 20,560 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 20,887 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 19,533 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 20,372 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 19,744 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 20,569 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 19,801 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 21,113 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 20,600 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 22,833 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 21,489 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 22,271 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 21,454 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 22,016 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 20,764 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 21,599 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 20,425 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 20,726 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 19,580 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 20,385 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 19,463 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 20,510 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 19,718 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 20,453 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 19,291 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 20,758 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 19,502 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 20,200 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 19,127 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 19,566 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 18,607 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 19,627 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 18,218 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 19,060 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 17,961 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 18,824 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 18,397 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 19,653 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 18,158 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 19,744 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 18,619 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 19,421 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 18,997 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 20,109 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 18,757 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 19,608 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 21,093 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 20,913 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 19,619 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 20,070 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 19,073 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 19,729 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 19,161 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 19,872 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 19,344 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 20,222 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 19,390 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 20,278 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 19,475 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 21,243 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 20,479 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 21,254 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 20,272 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 21,084 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 20,036 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 21,009 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 19,926 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 20,600 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 19,699 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 20,543 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 19,828 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 19,593 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 16,199 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 16,859 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 16,137 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 16,353 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 15,084 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 15,401 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 14,989 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 15,159 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 11,451 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, Gloucestershire RegC through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10024912/cube/WELFARE_TOT

Date accessed: 19th November 2019