Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 203,033 Show data context 57,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 203,529 Show data context 57,895 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 204,027 Show data context 57,986 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 204,526 Show data context 58,076 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 205,026 Show data context 58,167 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 205,638 Show data context 58,340 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 206,363 Show data context 58,594 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 207,091 Show data context 58,850 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 207,821 Show data context 59,106 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 208,554 Show data context 59,364 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 209,290 Show data context 59,623 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 210,028 Show data context 59,883 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 210,769 Show data context 60,144 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 211,513 Show data context 60,406 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 212,259 Show data context 60,669 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 213,007 Show data context 60,934 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 213,759 Show data context 61,200 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 214,513 Show data context 61,466 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 215,269 Show data context 61,734 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 216,029 Show data context 62,004 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 216,791 Show data context 62,274 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 217,555 Show data context 62,545 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 218,323 Show data context 62,818 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 219,093 Show data context 63,092 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 219,866 Show data context 63,367 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 220,966 Show data context 63,715 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 222,399 Show data context 64,136 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 223,841 Show data context 64,560 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 225,292 Show data context 64,987 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 226,753 Show data context 65,416 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 228,224 Show data context 65,849 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 229,703 Show data context 66,284 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 231,193 Show data context 66,722 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 232,692 Show data context 67,164 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 234,201 Show data context 67,608 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 235,720 Show data context 68,055 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 237,248 Show data context 68,504 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 238,786 Show data context 68,957 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 240,335 Show data context 69,413 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 241,893 Show data context 69,872 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 243,462 Show data context 70,334 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 245,041 Show data context 70,799 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 246,629 Show data context 71,267 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 248,229 Show data context 71,738 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 249,838 Show data context 72,213 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 251,033 Show data context 72,557 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 251,806 Show data context 72,769 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 252,582 Show data context 72,982 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 253,360 Show data context 73,195 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 254,140 Show data context 73,409 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 254,923 Show data context 73,623 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 255,708 Show data context 73,839 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 256,496 Show data context 74,054 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 257,286 Show data context 74,271 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 258,079 Show data context 74,488 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 258,874 Show data context 74,706 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 259,671 Show data context 74,924 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 260,471 Show data context 75,143 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 261,273 Show data context 75,363 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 262,078 Show data context 75,583 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 262,885 Show data context 75,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 263,695 Show data context 76,025 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 264,507 Show data context 76,248 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 265,322 Show data context 76,470 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 266,139 Show data context 76,694 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 266,559 Show data context 76,857 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 266,578 Show data context 76,958 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 266,597 Show data context 77,059 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 266,616 Show data context 77,161 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 266,635 Show data context 77,263 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 266,655 Show data context 77,365 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 266,674 Show data context 77,467 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 266,693 Show data context 77,569 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 266,712 Show data context 77,671 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 266,731 Show data context 77,773 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 266,751 Show data context 77,876 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 266,770 Show data context 77,979 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 266,789 Show data context 78,082 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 266,808 Show data context 78,184 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 266,827 Show data context 78,288 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 266,847 Show data context 78,391 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 266,866 Show data context 78,494 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 266,885 Show data context 78,598 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 266,904 Show data context 78,701 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 266,923 Show data context 78,805 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 266,903 Show data context 78,904 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 266,844 Show data context 78,998 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 266,784 Show data context 79,092 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 266,725 Show data context 79,187 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 266,665 Show data context 79,281 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 266,606 Show data context 79,376 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 266,547 Show data context 79,471 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 266,487 Show data context 79,565 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 266,428 Show data context 79,660 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 266,369 Show data context 79,755 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 266,309 Show data context 79,850 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 266,250 Show data context 79,946 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 266,191 Show data context 80,041 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 266,131 Show data context 80,137 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 266,072 Show data context 80,232 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 266,013 Show data context 80,328 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 265,953 Show data context 80,424 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 265,894 Show data context 80,520 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 265,835 Show data context 80,616 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 265,776 Show data context 80,712 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 265,791 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 265,791 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 265,589 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 265,589 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 265,462 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 265,462 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 265,448 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 265,448 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, Cumberland 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/10134730/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 16th November 2019