Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 14,091 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 13,633 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 13,734 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 13,534 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 13,799 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 13,702 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 14,273 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 14,316 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 14,346 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 14,319 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 14,191 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 13,900 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 14,250 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 13,922 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 14,557 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 14,680 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 15,956 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 16,323 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 17,107 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 17,351 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 17,965 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 17,366 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 17,980 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 17,619 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 18,388 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 17,796 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 17,889 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 16,084 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 15,511 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 14,708 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 14,516 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 14,093 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 14,151 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 13,852 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 14,104 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 13,521 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 13,833 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 13,538 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 14,092 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 14,135 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 14,549 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 14,299 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 14,794 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 14,446 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 14,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 13,805 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 13,626 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 13,133 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 13,108 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 12,631 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 12,652 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 12,343 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 12,397 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 12,087 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 12,269 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 11,986 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 11,950 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 11,593 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 11,905 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 11,557 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 11,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 11,448 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 11,453 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 11,258 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 11,171 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 10,972 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 11,071 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 10,937 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 11,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 11,244 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 11,808 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 11,662 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 11,831 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 11,705 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 11,963 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 11,520 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 11,958 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 11,573 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 11,602 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 11,433 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 11,438 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 11,129 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 11,162 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 10,881 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 10,905 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 10,611 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 10,688 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 10,657 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 10,558 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 10,306 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 10,372 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 10,196 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 10,336 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 10,137 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 10,227 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 10,082 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 10,062 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 9,899 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 10,049 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 10,004 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 10,059 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 9,744 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 10,012 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 9,681 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 8,744 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 7,663 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 7,694 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 7,675 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 7,980 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 7,559 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 7,644 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 7,366 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 7,653 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 6,451 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, Cornwall 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: 06th July 2020