Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 43,445 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 41,422 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 40,577 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 38,768 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 41,181 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 46,342 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 51,621 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 46,628 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 57,646 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 51,933 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 50,983 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 47,729 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 50,243 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 46,986 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 47,263 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 45,962 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 47,424 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 47,951 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 53,101 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 52,029 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 53,547 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 52,610 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 57,499 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 54,091 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 57,064 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 53,077 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 52,790 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 48,975 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 48,068 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 45,536 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 44,418 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 43,200 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 44,545 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 42,750 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 42,176 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 42,055 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 43,596 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 44,485 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 47,266 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 48,007 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 53,826 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 53,917 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 57,268 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 51,174 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 54,659 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 53,938 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 53,477 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 51,655 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 53,169 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 51,721 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 52,263 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 51,445 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 52,069 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 51,093 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 53,237 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 52,611 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 53,803 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 51,013 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 53,105 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 49,810 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 49,869 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 46,646 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 46,133 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 44,449 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 45,949 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 43,269 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 44,491 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 43,331 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 45,806 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 44,852 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 49,342 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 47,316 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 50,258 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 47,952 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 48,957 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 46,334 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 48,526 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 47,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 48,837 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 47,514 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 47,936 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 46,302 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 46,842 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 45,029 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 47,274 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 46,597 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 48,831 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 48,082 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 50,298 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 49,051 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 51,802 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 50,775 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 54,652 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 52,804 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 55,111 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 51,933 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 54,291 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 50,867 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 52,366 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 51,349 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 55,396 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 52,449 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 54,801 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 51,702 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 52,735 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 45,737 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 47,609 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 45,811 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 46,548 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 43,195 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 45,236 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 44,702 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 46,773 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 33,540 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, West Riding 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: 09th August 2022