Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 362,985 Show data context 96,662 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 363,398 Show data context 96,713 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 363,812 Show data context 96,763 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 364,226 Show data context 96,813 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 364,641 Show data context 96,864 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 364,684 Show data context 96,728 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 364,357 Show data context 96,407 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 364,030 Show data context 96,088 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 363,703 Show data context 95,769 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 363,377 Show data context 95,451 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 363,051 Show data context 95,135 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 362,725 Show data context 94,819 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 362,400 Show data context 94,505 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 362,075 Show data context 94,191 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 361,750 Show data context 93,879 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 361,425 Show data context 93,568 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 361,101 Show data context 93,257 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 360,777 Show data context 92,948 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 360,453 Show data context 92,640 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 360,130 Show data context 92,333 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 359,807 Show data context 92,026 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 359,484 Show data context 91,721 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 359,161 Show data context 91,417 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 358,839 Show data context 91,114 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 358,517 Show data context 90,812 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 357,520 Show data context 90,554 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 355,852 Show data context 90,341 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 354,193 Show data context 90,129 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 352,541 Show data context 89,917 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 350,897 Show data context 89,705 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 349,261 Show data context 89,494 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 347,633 Show data context 89,283 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 346,011 Show data context 89,073 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 344,398 Show data context 88,864 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 342,792 Show data context 88,655 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 341,194 Show data context 88,446 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 339,603 Show data context 88,238 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 338,019 Show data context 88,031 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 336,443 Show data context 87,823 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 334,874 Show data context 87,617 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 333,312 Show data context 87,411 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 331,758 Show data context 87,205 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 330,211 Show data context 87,000 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 328,671 Show data context 86,795 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 327,139 Show data context 86,591 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 326,178 Show data context 86,444 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 325,784 Show data context 86,355 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 325,391 Show data context 86,266 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 324,998 Show data context 86,177 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 324,605 Show data context 86,088 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 324,213 Show data context 85,999 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 323,822 Show data context 85,910 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 323,431 Show data context 85,821 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 323,040 Show data context 85,732 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 322,650 Show data context 85,644 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 322,261 Show data context 85,555 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 321,872 Show data context 85,467 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 321,483 Show data context 85,378 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 321,095 Show data context 85,290 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 320,707 Show data context 85,202 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 320,320 Show data context 85,114 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 319,933 Show data context 85,026 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 319,547 Show data context 84,938 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 319,161 Show data context 84,850 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 318,776 Show data context 84,763 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 318,583 Show data context 84,831 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 318,584 Show data context 85,057 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 318,584 Show data context 85,283 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 318,584 Show data context 85,509 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 318,585 Show data context 85,737 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 318,585 Show data context 85,964 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 318,586 Show data context 86,193 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 318,586 Show data context 86,422 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 318,586 Show data context 86,651 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 318,587 Show data context 86,882 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 318,587 Show data context 87,112 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 318,588 Show data context 87,344 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 318,588 Show data context 87,576 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 318,588 Show data context 87,809 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 318,589 Show data context 88,042 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 318,589 Show data context 88,276 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 318,590 Show data context 88,510 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 318,590 Show data context 88,745 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 318,590 Show data context 88,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 318,591 Show data context 89,218 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 318,757 Show data context 89,461 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 319,088 Show data context 89,711 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 319,420 Show data context 89,962 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 319,752 Show data context 90,214 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 320,085 Show data context 90,466 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 320,417 Show data context 90,720 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 320,751 Show data context 90,974 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 321,084 Show data context 91,228 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 321,418 Show data context 91,483 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 321,752 Show data context 91,739 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 322,087 Show data context 91,996 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 322,422 Show data context 92,254 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 322,757 Show data context 92,512 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 323,093 Show data context 92,771 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 323,429 Show data context 93,030 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 323,765 Show data context 93,290 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 324,102 Show data context 93,552 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 324,439 Show data context 93,813 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 324,776 Show data context 94,076 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 325,114 Show data context 94,339 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 325,532 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 325,532 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 326,169 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 326,169 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 326,886 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 326,886 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 326,965 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 326,965 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, Cornwall 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/10001110/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 13th July 2020