Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 333,722 Show data context 98,532 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 335,767 Show data context 99,195 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 337,825 Show data context 99,863 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 339,896 Show data context 100,536 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 341,979 Show data context 101,213 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 344,053 Show data context 101,834 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 346,119 Show data context 102,399 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 348,196 Show data context 102,967 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 350,287 Show data context 103,538 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 352,390 Show data context 104,113 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 354,505 Show data context 104,690 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 356,633 Show data context 105,271 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 358,774 Show data context 105,855 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 360,928 Show data context 106,442 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 363,095 Show data context 107,032 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 365,274 Show data context 107,626 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 367,467 Show data context 108,223 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 369,673 Show data context 108,823 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 371,893 Show data context 109,427 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 374,125 Show data context 110,034 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 376,371 Show data context 110,644 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 378,631 Show data context 111,258 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 380,904 Show data context 111,875 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 383,190 Show data context 112,496 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 385,491 Show data context 113,120 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 387,766 Show data context 113,744 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 390,017 Show data context 114,367 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 392,280 Show data context 114,994 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 394,557 Show data context 115,625 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 396,846 Show data context 116,258 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 399,150 Show data context 116,896 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 401,466 Show data context 117,537 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 403,796 Show data context 118,181 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 406,139 Show data context 118,829 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 408,496 Show data context 119,480 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 410,867 Show data context 120,135 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 413,251 Show data context 120,794 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 415,650 Show data context 121,456 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 418,062 Show data context 122,122 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 420,488 Show data context 122,792 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 422,928 Show data context 123,465 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 425,383 Show data context 124,142 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 427,851 Show data context 124,822 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 430,334 Show data context 125,506 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 432,832 Show data context 126,195 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 435,753 Show data context 127,125 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 439,107 Show data context 128,304 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 442,487 Show data context 129,494 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 445,893 Show data context 130,695 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 449,325 Show data context 131,907 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 452,784 Show data context 133,131 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 456,269 Show data context 134,365 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 459,781 Show data context 135,612 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 463,320 Show data context 136,869 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 466,886 Show data context 138,139 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 470,480 Show data context 139,420 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 474,101 Show data context 140,713 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 477,750 Show data context 142,018 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 481,428 Show data context 143,335 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 485,133 Show data context 144,664 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 488,867 Show data context 146,006 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 492,630 Show data context 147,360 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 496,422 Show data context 148,727 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 500,243 Show data context 150,106 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 504,094 Show data context 151,498 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 508,255 Show data context 153,028 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 512,735 Show data context 154,699 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 517,255 Show data context 156,388 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 521,814 Show data context 158,096 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 526,414 Show data context 159,822 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 531,054 Show data context 161,567 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 535,735 Show data context 163,331 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 540,457 Show data context 165,115 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 545,221 Show data context 166,918 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 550,027 Show data context 168,740 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 554,875 Show data context 170,583 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 559,766 Show data context 172,445 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 564,700 Show data context 174,328 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 569,678 Show data context 176,232 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 574,699 Show data context 178,156 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 579,765 Show data context 180,102 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 584,875 Show data context 182,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 590,031 Show data context 184,056 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 595,232 Show data context 186,066 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 600,478 Show data context 188,098 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 605,302 Show data context 189,779 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 609,692 Show data context 191,101 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 614,113 Show data context 192,432 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 618,567 Show data context 193,772 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 623,053 Show data context 195,121 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 627,571 Show data context 196,480 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 632,122 Show data context 197,848 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 636,706 Show data context 199,225 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 641,324 Show data context 200,613 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 645,975 Show data context 202,010 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 650,659 Show data context 203,416 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 655,378 Show data context 204,833 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 660,131 Show data context 206,259 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 664,918 Show data context 207,695 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 669,740 Show data context 209,142 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 674,597 Show data context 210,598 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 679,489 Show data context 212,064 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 684,417 Show data context 213,541 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 689,380 Show data context 215,028 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 694,380 Show data context 216,525 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 699,467 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 699,467 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 709,311 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 709,311 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 719,362 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 719,362 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 720,456 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 720,456 Show data context
Date: Source:
1859 - 1915 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, Northumberland RegC 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/10152872/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 19th January 2020