Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 77,381 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 68,281 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 69,070 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 63,514 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 68,174 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 65,194 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 89,380 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 119,750 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 261,785 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 168,365 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 157,984 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 105,548 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 121,269 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 88,083 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 86,132 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 75,030 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 83,444 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 79,936 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 97,246 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 84,498 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 93,253 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 88,593 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 102,997 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 82,017 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 90,528 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 75,639 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 73,789 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 64,441 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 65,534 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 60,885 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 61,366 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 57,443 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 61,849 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 53,581 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 54,744 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 52,493 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 54,614 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 54,688 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 60,821 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 62,008 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 87,666 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 78,982 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 92,141 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 72,887 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 77,908 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 71,437 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 75,148 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 69,529 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 75,563 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 70,446 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 74,424 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 69,818 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 74,138 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 71,321 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 82,590 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 74,845 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 83,321 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 74,540 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 79,614 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 73,107 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 77,645 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 71,845 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 74,825 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 68,218 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 72,123 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 67,456 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 72,198 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 68,292 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 77,585 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 71,841 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 78,947 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 72,954 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 79,749 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 76,918 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 82,827 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 76,968 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 82,612 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 77,844 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 86,249 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 80,727 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 82,548 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 77,567 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 81,028 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 75,972 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 83,027 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 80,976 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 86,173 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 83,448 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 89,610 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 84,119 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 95,756 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 92,027 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 101,351 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 91,467 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 98,066 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 89,099 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 94,669 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 88,169 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 94,689 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 91,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 103,800 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 102,629 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 109,286 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 101,656 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 105,839 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 90,592 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 93,644 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 87,922 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 89,535 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 81,299 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 84,129 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 83,413 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 86,279 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 57,381 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, Lancashire 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: 24th August 2019