Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1861 2,012 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 1,644 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 1,864 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 1,835 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 1,872 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 1,753 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 2,045 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 1,776 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 2,220 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 1,983 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 2,003 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 1,862 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 2,060 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 1,986 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 2,959 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 2,070 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 2,433 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 2,222 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 3,060 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 2,382 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 3,401 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 2,335 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 2,397 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 2,039 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 2,289 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 1,986 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 2,131 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 1,916 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 2,145 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 1,812 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 1,925 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 1,668 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 1,913 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 1,742 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 1,857 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 1,931 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 2,185 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 1,935 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 2,160 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 1,952 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 2,167 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 2,046 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 2,159 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 2,001 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 2,445 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 2,231 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 2,372 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 2,240 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 2,358 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 2,094 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 2,448 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 2,194 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 2,476 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 2,213 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 2,520 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 2,332 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 2,612 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 2,343 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 2,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 2,379 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 2,702 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 2,447 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 2,541 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 2,465 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 2,716 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 2,576 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 2,750 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 2,579 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 2,826 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 2,512 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 2,667 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 2,481 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 2,487 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 2,338 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 2,474 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 2,366 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 2,487 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 2,460 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 2,708 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 2,319 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 2,487 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 2,557 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 2,575 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 2,703 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 2,674 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 2,816 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 2,777 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 2,844 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 3,117 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 3,093 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 3,068 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 3,115 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 3,118 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 3,312 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 4,055 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 3,694 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 3,569 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 3,756 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 3,721 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 3,466 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 2,933 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 2,909 Show data context
Date: Source:
1861 - 1870 Poor Law Board, Poor Law Returns to Parliament pre 1871 (HMSO) ,
1871 - 1911 Local Government Board, Poor Law Returns to Parliament from 1871 onwards (HMSO) ,

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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, Kingston RegD/PLU through time | Work & Poverty Statistics | Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10029855/cube/WELFARE_TOT

Date accessed: 24th May 2024