Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 2,369,594 Show data context 693,833 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 2,390,550 Show data context 699,345 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 2,411,691 Show data context 704,902 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 2,433,019 Show data context 710,503 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 2,454,536 Show data context 716,149 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 2,474,302 Show data context 721,383 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 2,492,271 Show data context 726,197 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 2,510,370 Show data context 731,043 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 2,528,601 Show data context 735,921 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 2,546,964 Show data context 740,832 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 2,565,460 Show data context 745,775 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 2,584,091 Show data context 750,752 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 2,602,857 Show data context 755,761 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 2,621,760 Show data context 760,804 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 2,640,799 Show data context 765,881 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 2,659,977 Show data context 770,992 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 2,679,295 Show data context 776,137 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 2,698,752 Show data context 781,316 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 2,718,351 Show data context 786,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 2,738,092 Show data context 791,778 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 2,757,976 Show data context 797,062 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 2,778,005 Show data context 802,380 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 2,798,180 Show data context 807,735 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 2,818,501 Show data context 813,125 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 2,838,969 Show data context 818,550 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 2,863,659 Show data context 825,458 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 2,892,677 Show data context 833,885 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 2,921,989 Show data context 842,398 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 2,951,598 Show data context 850,998 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 2,981,507 Show data context 859,686 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 3,011,719 Show data context 868,462 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 3,042,238 Show data context 877,328 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 3,073,065 Show data context 886,285 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 3,104,205 Show data context 895,333 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 3,135,661 Show data context 904,473 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 3,167,435 Show data context 913,707 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 3,199,531 Show data context 923,035 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 3,231,953 Show data context 932,458 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 3,264,703 Show data context 941,977 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 3,297,785 Show data context 951,593 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 3,331,202 Show data context 961,308 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 3,364,957 Show data context 971,122 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 3,399,055 Show data context 981,036 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 3,433,499 Show data context 991,051 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 3,468,291 Show data context 1,001,169 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 3,496,905 Show data context 1,009,872 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 3,519,183 Show data context 1,017,123 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 3,541,603 Show data context 1,024,427 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 3,564,166 Show data context 1,031,782 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 3,586,873 Show data context 1,039,191 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 3,609,724 Show data context 1,046,652 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 3,632,721 Show data context 1,054,168 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 3,655,864 Show data context 1,061,737 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 3,679,155 Show data context 1,069,360 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 3,702,594 Show data context 1,077,039 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 3,726,183 Show data context 1,084,772 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 3,749,922 Show data context 1,092,561 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 3,773,812 Show data context 1,100,406 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 3,797,854 Show data context 1,108,307 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 3,822,049 Show data context 1,116,265 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 3,846,399 Show data context 1,124,280 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 3,870,904 Show data context 1,132,353 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 3,895,564 Show data context 1,140,483 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 3,920,382 Show data context 1,148,672 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 3,945,358 Show data context 1,156,920 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 3,969,240 Show data context 1,165,643 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 3,992,005 Show data context 1,174,851 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 4,014,901 Show data context 1,184,131 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 4,037,928 Show data context 1,193,485 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 4,061,087 Show data context 1,202,913 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 4,084,379 Show data context 1,212,415 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 4,107,804 Show data context 1,221,992 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 4,131,364 Show data context 1,231,645 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 4,155,059 Show data context 1,241,375 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 4,178,890 Show data context 1,251,181 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 4,202,858 Show data context 1,261,064 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 4,226,963 Show data context 1,271,026 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 4,251,206 Show data context 1,281,066 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 4,275,588 Show data context 1,291,186 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 4,300,110 Show data context 1,301,385 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 4,324,773 Show data context 1,311,665 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 4,349,577 Show data context 1,322,027 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 4,374,524 Show data context 1,332,470 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 4,399,614 Show data context 1,342,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 4,424,847 Show data context 1,353,604 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 4,445,464 Show data context 1,362,314 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 4,461,400 Show data context 1,369,088 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 4,477,393 Show data context 1,375,896 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 4,493,443 Show data context 1,382,737 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 4,509,550 Show data context 1,389,612 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 4,525,715 Show data context 1,396,522 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 4,541,939 Show data context 1,403,466 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 4,558,220 Show data context 1,410,444 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 4,574,560 Show data context 1,417,457 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 4,590,958 Show data context 1,424,505 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 4,607,415 Show data context 1,431,588 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 4,623,931 Show data context 1,438,707 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 4,640,507 Show data context 1,445,860 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 4,657,141 Show data context 1,453,050 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 4,673,836 Show data context 1,460,275 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 4,690,590 Show data context 1,467,536 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 4,707,404 Show data context 1,474,833 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 4,724,279 Show data context 1,482,166 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 4,741,214 Show data context 1,489,536 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 4,758,209 Show data context 1,496,942 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 4,836,181 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 4,836,181 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 4,876,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 4,876,414 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 4,917,955 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 4,917,955 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 4,922,519 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 4,922,519 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, Lancashire 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/10180790/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 24th August 2019