Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 438,013 Show data context 119,705 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 439,234 Show data context 119,875 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 440,459 Show data context 120,046 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 441,687 Show data context 120,216 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 442,918 Show data context 120,387 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 444,613 Show data context 120,726 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 446,777 Show data context 121,234 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 448,951 Show data context 121,745 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 451,136 Show data context 122,259 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 453,331 Show data context 122,774 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 455,537 Show data context 123,291 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 457,754 Show data context 123,811 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 459,982 Show data context 124,333 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 462,220 Show data context 124,857 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 464,470 Show data context 125,383 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 466,730 Show data context 125,912 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 469,002 Show data context 126,443 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 471,284 Show data context 126,976 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 473,578 Show data context 127,511 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 475,882 Show data context 128,048 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 478,198 Show data context 128,588 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 480,525 Show data context 129,130 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 482,864 Show data context 129,674 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 485,214 Show data context 130,221 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 487,575 Show data context 130,770 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 489,639 Show data context 131,232 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 491,401 Show data context 131,606 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 493,169 Show data context 131,982 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 494,944 Show data context 132,359 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 496,725 Show data context 132,737 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 498,513 Show data context 133,115 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 500,307 Show data context 133,495 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 502,107 Show data context 133,876 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 503,914 Show data context 134,259 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 505,727 Show data context 134,642 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 507,547 Show data context 135,026 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 509,374 Show data context 135,411 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 511,207 Show data context 135,798 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 513,047 Show data context 136,186 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 514,893 Show data context 136,574 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 516,746 Show data context 136,964 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 518,605 Show data context 137,355 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 520,472 Show data context 137,747 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 522,345 Show data context 138,140 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 524,225 Show data context 138,534 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 525,747 Show data context 138,930 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 526,910 Show data context 139,327 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 528,075 Show data context 139,724 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 529,243 Show data context 140,123 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 530,413 Show data context 140,523 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 531,586 Show data context 140,924 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 532,761 Show data context 141,327 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 533,939 Show data context 141,730 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 535,120 Show data context 142,135 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 536,303 Show data context 142,541 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 537,489 Show data context 142,948 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 538,677 Show data context 143,356 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 539,868 Show data context 143,765 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 541,062 Show data context 144,175 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 542,258 Show data context 144,587 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 543,458 Show data context 145,000 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 544,659 Show data context 145,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 545,864 Show data context 145,829 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 547,071 Show data context 146,245 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 548,280 Show data context 146,663 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 551,182 Show data context 147,653 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 555,803 Show data context 149,229 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 560,462 Show data context 150,821 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 565,161 Show data context 152,430 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 569,899 Show data context 154,056 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 574,676 Show data context 155,700 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 579,494 Show data context 157,361 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 584,352 Show data context 159,040 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 589,251 Show data context 160,737 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 594,191 Show data context 162,452 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 599,172 Show data context 164,185 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 604,195 Show data context 165,937 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 609,260 Show data context 167,708 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 614,368 Show data context 169,497 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 619,518 Show data context 171,305 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 624,712 Show data context 173,133 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 629,949 Show data context 174,980 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 635,230 Show data context 176,847 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 640,555 Show data context 178,734 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 645,925 Show data context 180,641 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 649,215 Show data context 181,909 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 650,393 Show data context 182,523 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 651,573 Show data context 183,140 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 652,755 Show data context 183,759 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 653,939 Show data context 184,379 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 655,125 Show data context 185,002 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 656,313 Show data context 185,627 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 657,504 Show data context 186,254 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 658,697 Show data context 186,884 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 659,892 Show data context 187,515 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 661,089 Show data context 188,149 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 662,288 Show data context 188,784 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 663,490 Show data context 189,422 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 664,693 Show data context 190,062 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 665,899 Show data context 190,704 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 667,107 Show data context 191,349 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 668,317 Show data context 191,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 669,529 Show data context 192,644 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 670,744 Show data context 193,295 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 671,961 Show data context 193,948 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 673,282 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 673,282 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 675,741 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 675,741 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 678,307 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 678,307 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 678,586 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 678,586 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, Gloucestershire RegC through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Population totals for computing welfare rates, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 02nd July 2020