Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 12,194 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 11,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 12,332 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 11,730 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 13,143 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 12,636 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 13,393 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 12,823 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 13,618 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 13,250 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 13,748 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 13,006 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 13,995 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 12,931 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 13,695 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 12,886 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 14,150 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 13,736 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 14,889 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 14,084 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 15,295 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 13,893 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 15,460 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 14,686 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 15,500 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 14,687 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 14,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 13,103 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 12,929 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 11,084 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 11,306 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 10,740 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 11,495 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 10,355 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 10,235 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 9,286 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 9,665 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 9,093 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 9,488 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 8,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 9,715 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 9,374 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 10,017 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 9,590 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 10,117 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 9,625 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 9,865 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 9,361 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 9,913 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 9,212 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 9,467 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 9,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 9,364 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 8,651 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 9,184 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 8,711 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 9,149 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 8,587 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 9,133 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 8,409 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 8,577 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 8,217 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 8,321 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 8,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 8,122 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 7,928 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 7,963 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 7,718 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 8,257 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 7,907 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 9,112 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 8,347 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 8,918 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 8,549 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 9,085 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 8,831 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 9,293 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 8,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 9,521 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 9,119 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 9,510 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 9,136 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 9,582 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 9,225 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 9,678 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 9,476 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 10,107 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 10,005 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 10,349 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 10,185 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 10,844 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 10,771 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 12,822 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 11,669 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 12,547 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 11,238 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 11,660 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 11,223 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 11,574 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 11,003 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 11,366 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 10,869 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 11,167 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 10,552 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 9,499 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 8,117 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 8,627 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 8,194 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 8,526 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 7,761 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 8,291 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 8,052 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 8,122 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 6,178 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, Northamptonshire 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: 28th May 2022