Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 7,308 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 7,249 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 7,481 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 7,280 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 7,476 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 7,310 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 7,874 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 7,750 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 7,966 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 7,721 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 7,911 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 7,536 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 7,832 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 7,328 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 7,819 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 7,447 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 7,757 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 7,650 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 7,938 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 7,856 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 8,299 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 8,175 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 8,559 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 8,073 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 8,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 8,111 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 7,908 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 7,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 7,496 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 6,882 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 6,845 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 6,628 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 6,697 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 8,598 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 9,397 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 8,078 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 8,709 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 8,565 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 8,728 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 9,514 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 9,051 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 9,344 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 10,316 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 9,025 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 9,400 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 9,060 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 9,461 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 9,198 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 9,567 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 9,526 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 9,805 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 9,882 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 10,304 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 10,077 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 12,995 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 11,304 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 11,243 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 10,971 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 11,251 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 10,728 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 10,872 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 10,162 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 10,077 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 9,696 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 9,521 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 9,390 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 9,851 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 21,043 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 10,483 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 10,420 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 11,403 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 10,462 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 11,043 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 10,680 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 10,949 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 10,216 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 10,616 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 10,484 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 10,973 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 10,715 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 10,808 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 10,057 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 10,176 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 9,647 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 9,830 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 9,521 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 10,176 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 9,977 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 10,441 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 9,862 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 10,291 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 9,797 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 11,408 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 10,317 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 10,742 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 10,455 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 11,142 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 10,292 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 11,365 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 11,614 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 13,547 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 13,623 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 12,202 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 10,484 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 11,241 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 8,867 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 9,109 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 8,771 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 8,813 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 8,244 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 8,959 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 8,691 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 9,072 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 6,365 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, North Riding RegC through time | Work & Poverty Statistics | Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th July 2024