Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 16,423 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 15,883 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 16,071 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 15,209 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 15,949 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 15,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 16,083 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 15,859 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 17,024 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 16,492 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 16,420 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 15,714 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 15,714 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 15,459 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 15,990 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 15,750 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 16,677 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 16,479 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 17,505 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 17,136 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 17,647 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 16,896 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 17,060 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 16,329 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 16,952 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 15,984 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 15,765 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 14,023 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 13,385 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 12,194 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 12,048 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 11,430 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 11,637 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 10,864 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 10,895 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 10,447 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 10,511 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 10,619 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 11,237 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 10,833 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 11,485 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 11,102 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 12,054 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 11,364 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 11,454 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 10,851 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 10,635 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 10,190 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 10,423 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 10,128 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 10,102 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 10,124 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 10,318 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 10,265 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 11,401 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 10,671 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 11,263 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 10,815 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 11,324 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 10,916 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 11,093 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 10,695 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 10,621 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 10,168 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 10,286 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 10,073 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 10,186 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 9,939 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 12,058 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 10,381 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 11,313 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 10,764 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 11,842 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 10,719 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 11,217 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 10,803 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 10,993 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 10,793 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 11,294 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 11,095 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 10,859 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 10,310 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 10,544 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 10,331 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 10,567 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 10,326 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 10,840 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 10,713 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 11,560 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 11,429 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 12,364 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 12,140 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 13,221 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 12,890 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 13,507 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 13,259 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 13,716 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 13,607 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 14,448 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 14,003 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 14,659 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 14,370 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 14,785 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 14,243 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 14,618 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 12,722 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 13,002 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 12,687 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 12,660 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 11,822 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 12,011 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 11,975 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 12,021 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 8,746 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, Northumberland RegC 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: 19th January 2020