Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 831,139 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 811,619 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 844,875 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 811,839 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 891,868 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 851,574 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 946,166 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 926,258 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 1,142,624 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 999,974 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 1,011,753 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 911,877 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 974,772 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 891,291 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 924,813 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 881,448 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 963,200 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 925,544 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 1,040,103 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 971,387 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 1,046,569 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 977,700 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 1,084,821 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 987,872 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 1,085,661 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 973,294 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 981,042 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 877,005 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 890,372 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 822,523 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 832,370 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 784,006 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 817,822 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 746,065 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 752,887 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 707,375 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 732,523 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 709,933 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 747,811 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 725,830 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 805,080 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 772,206 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 843,854 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 772,533 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 809,341 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 773,198 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 803,381 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 761,126 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 803,719 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 752,791 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 779,038 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 748,974 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 788,902 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 748,410 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 813,014 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 769,857 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 822,215 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 769,615 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 831,353 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 774,044 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 817,190 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 757,189 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 793,246 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 739,003 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 780,457 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 728,042 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 761,473 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 733,955 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 783,597 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 753,946 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 821,921 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 766,234 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 827,593 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 791,583 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 840,456 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 793,100 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 836,674 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 791,059 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 836,913 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 842,781 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 821,096 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 777,263 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 807,471 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 761,248 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 801,347 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 778,084 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 824,627 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 798,092 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 847,480 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 806,231 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 869,128 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 836,463 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 932,267 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 869,777 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 926,741 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 865,794 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 920,838 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 868,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 928,671 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 882,012 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 959,848 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 904,028 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 942,837 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 887,102 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 891,807 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 758,777 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 773,605 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 794,227 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 734,459 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 761,578 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 742,021 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 762,060 Show data context
01 Jan 1916 685,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1917 637,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1918 587,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 554,617 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, the United Kingdom Sov through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance, A Vision of Europe through Time.

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Date accessed: 02nd April 2020