Rate : Percentage on 'Welfare'

Rates are used to define comparative statistics that can be mapped and graphed. For example, our occupational information includes counts of the number of workers in employment and out of employment, as well as the total number of workers. We then define a measure called the 'Unemployment Rate', which uses the number out of work rather than the number in work, and expresses it as a percentage of the total, rather than a rate per thousand. The descriptive text in the system is defined mainly for rates.

Identifier:
R_WELFARE
Name:
Percentage on 'Welfare'
Type:
Rate (R)
Definition:
WELFARE_TOT:total * 100.0 / WELFARE_POP:total
Display as:
Continuous time series
Text:
This rate measures the percentage of the total population receiving non-contributory state assistance. Today, this means Income Support but until 1930 it meant the Poor Law.

Rate " Percentage on 'Welfare' " is contained within:


Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_WK Work and Poverty



Rate " Percentage on 'Welfare' " contains no lower-level entities.