Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1861 3,239 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 3,211 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 3,861 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 4,484 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 8,764 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 5,932 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 5,579 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 4,370 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 5,105 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 4,065 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 3,902 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 3,642 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 3,673 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 3,536 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 4,112 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 3,578 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 3,770 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 3,829 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 4,588 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 3,739 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 4,379 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 3,773 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 3,649 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 3,314 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 3,415 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 3,123 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 3,048 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 2,779 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 2,992 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 2,773 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 2,883 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 2,868 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 2,942 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 2,906 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 3,489 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 3,510 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 5,915 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 5,611 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 5,240 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 3,922 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 4,730 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 3,913 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 4,251 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 3,784 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 3,952 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 3,691 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 3,543 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 3,346 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 3,444 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 3,376 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 4,195 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 3,824 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 4,428 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 4,106 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 3,590 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 3,956 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 3,562 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 3,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 3,533 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 3,708 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 3,624 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 3,645 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 3,620 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 3,975 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 4,009 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 4,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 4,178 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 4,817 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 4,530 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 4,909 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 4,470 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 4,822 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 4,616 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 5,431 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 4,827 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 4,868 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 4,454 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 4,645 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 4,324 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 4,001 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 4,616 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 4,247 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 4,824 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 4,366 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 4,827 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 4,592 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 5,527 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 4,980 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 5,201 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 4,624 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 4,903 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 4,096 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 4,521 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 3,673 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 4,655 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 4,256 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 5,050 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 4,527 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 5,488 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 4,564 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 4,567 Show data context
Date: Source:
1861 - 1870 Poor Law Board, Poor Law Returns to Parliament pre 1871 (HMSO) ,
1871 - 1911 Local Government Board, Poor Law Returns to Parliament from 1871 onwards (HMSO) ,

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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, Bolton RegD/PLU through time | Work & Poverty Statistics | Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10030160/cube/WELFARE_TOT

Date accessed: 21st July 2024