Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 11,571 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 11,352 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 11,306 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 10,774 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 11,672 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 11,589 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 12,346 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 12,264 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 12,881 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 12,200 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 12,117 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 11,661 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 12,289 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 11,709 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 12,161 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 11,845 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 12,376 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 12,393 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 13,589 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 13,753 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 13,974 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 13,375 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 14,120 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 13,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 13,929 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 12,992 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 12,615 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 11,244 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 11,585 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 10,741 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 10,877 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 10,360 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 10,883 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 9,565 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 9,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 9,166 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 9,500 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 9,113 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 9,636 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 9,595 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 10,647 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 11,139 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 11,104 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 10,994 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 11,626 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 11,448 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 12,125 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 11,492 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 12,109 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 11,171 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 11,669 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 11,292 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 11,572 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 11,481 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 12,004 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 12,001 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 12,794 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 12,053 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 12,570 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 12,271 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 12,670 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 12,042 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 12,661 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 12,192 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 12,721 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 12,275 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 12,618 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 11,971 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 12,498 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 12,312 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 13,310 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 12,755 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 13,334 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 12,894 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 14,024 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 13,008 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 13,805 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 12,690 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 13,300 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 12,611 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 12,918 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 12,008 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 12,799 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 11,683 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 12,182 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 11,994 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 12,683 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 12,413 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 12,949 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 12,563 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 13,706 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 13,457 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 14,615 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 13,821 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 14,453 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 13,596 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 14,778 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 13,737 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 14,840 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 13,965 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 15,335 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 14,412 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 14,963 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 14,057 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 13,817 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 11,765 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 12,452 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 7,773 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 8,124 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 7,094 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 7,480 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 7,058 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 7,440 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 5,048 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, Worcestershire 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: 20th January 2020