Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 509,569 Show data context 151,365 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 516,630 Show data context 153,531 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 523,790 Show data context 155,728 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 531,048 Show data context 157,956 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 538,407 Show data context 160,217 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 546,399 Show data context 162,721 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 555,049 Show data context 165,480 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 563,836 Show data context 168,285 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 572,761 Show data context 171,138 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 581,828 Show data context 174,039 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 591,039 Show data context 176,989 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 600,395 Show data context 179,990 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 609,900 Show data context 183,041 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 619,555 Show data context 186,144 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 629,363 Show data context 189,300 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 639,326 Show data context 192,509 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 649,447 Show data context 195,772 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 659,728 Show data context 199,091 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 670,171 Show data context 202,466 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 680,781 Show data context 205,898 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 691,558 Show data context 209,389 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 702,505 Show data context 212,939 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 713,626 Show data context 216,548 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 724,923 Show data context 220,219 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 736,399 Show data context 223,953 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 745,269 Show data context 226,617 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 751,435 Show data context 228,173 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 757,652 Show data context 229,739 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 763,920 Show data context 231,316 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 770,241 Show data context 232,904 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 776,613 Show data context 234,503 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 783,038 Show data context 236,113 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 789,517 Show data context 237,733 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 796,049 Show data context 239,365 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 802,635 Show data context 241,009 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 809,275 Show data context 242,663 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 815,971 Show data context 244,329 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 822,722 Show data context 246,006 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 829,528 Show data context 247,695 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 836,392 Show data context 249,395 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 843,311 Show data context 251,107 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 850,288 Show data context 252,831 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 857,323 Show data context 254,567 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 864,416 Show data context 256,314 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 871,568 Show data context 258,074 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 878,617 Show data context 260,080 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 885,560 Show data context 262,338 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 892,557 Show data context 264,616 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 899,610 Show data context 266,914 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 906,719 Show data context 269,231 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 913,884 Show data context 271,569 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 921,106 Show data context 273,927 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 928,384 Show data context 276,306 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 935,720 Show data context 278,705 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 943,114 Show data context 281,125 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 950,567 Show data context 283,566 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 958,078 Show data context 286,029 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 965,649 Show data context 288,512 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 973,279 Show data context 291,017 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 980,970 Show data context 293,544 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 988,722 Show data context 296,093 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 996,535 Show data context 298,664 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 1,004,409 Show data context 301,258 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 1,012,346 Show data context 303,874 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 1,020,346 Show data context 306,512 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 1,028,313 Show data context 309,218 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 1,036,248 Show data context 311,992 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 1,044,243 Show data context 314,792 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 1,052,301 Show data context 317,616 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 1,060,420 Show data context 320,466 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 1,068,602 Show data context 323,341 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 1,076,848 Show data context 326,243 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 1,085,156 Show data context 329,170 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 1,093,529 Show data context 332,123 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 1,101,967 Show data context 335,103 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 1,110,470 Show data context 338,110 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 1,119,038 Show data context 341,144 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 1,127,672 Show data context 344,205 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 1,136,373 Show data context 347,293 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 1,145,142 Show data context 350,409 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 1,153,977 Show data context 353,553 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 1,162,881 Show data context 356,725 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 1,171,854 Show data context 359,926 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 1,180,896 Show data context 363,155 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 1,190,008 Show data context 366,414 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 1,198,842 Show data context 369,311 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 1,207,391 Show data context 371,836 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 1,216,002 Show data context 374,380 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 1,224,674 Show data context 376,940 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 1,233,407 Show data context 379,518 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 1,242,203 Show data context 382,114 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 1,251,062 Show data context 384,728 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 1,259,984 Show data context 387,359 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 1,268,969 Show data context 390,008 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 1,278,019 Show data context 392,676 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 1,287,133 Show data context 395,361 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 1,296,312 Show data context 398,066 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 1,305,557 Show data context 400,788 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 1,314,867 Show data context 403,529 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 1,324,244 Show data context 406,289 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 1,333,688 Show data context 409,068 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 1,343,199 Show data context 411,866 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 1,352,778 Show data context 414,683 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 1,362,425 Show data context 417,519 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 1,372,141 Show data context 420,375 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 1,381,951 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 1,381,951 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 1,401,184 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 1,401,184 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 1,420,738 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 1,420,738 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 1,422,867 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 1,422,867 Show data context
Date: Source:
1859 - 1915 Census of Population

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Here we hold a variety of population totals enabling numbers of persons receiving different categories of welfare benefits to be expressed as appropriate rates. These population totals are computed from the reports of the Census of Population, but need to be held for the dates of the welfare counts; in the case of the Poor Law system, this means the 1st of January and the 1st of July in each year. The data have therefore been interpolated using statistics from the censuses before and after the welfare reporting date.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, County Durham RegC through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Population totals for computing welfare rates, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10061404/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 02nd March 2021