Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 617,229 Show data context 180,069 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 663,239 Show data context 193,579 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 712,680 Show data context 208,104 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 765,806 Show data context 223,717 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 822,892 Show data context 240,503 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 835,116 Show data context 244,032 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 800,443 Show data context 233,712 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 767,209 Show data context 223,828 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 735,355 Show data context 214,362 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 704,824 Show data context 205,296 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 675,561 Show data context 196,614 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 647,512 Show data context 188,299 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 620,628 Show data context 180,335 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 594,860 Show data context 172,709 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 570,162 Show data context 165,405 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 546,489 Show data context 158,410 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 523,800 Show data context 151,710 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 502,052 Show data context 145,294 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 481,207 Show data context 139,150 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 461,228 Show data context 133,265 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 442,078 Show data context 127,629 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 423,723 Show data context 122,231 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 406,131 Show data context 117,062 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 389,269 Show data context 112,111 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 373,107 Show data context 107,370 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 367,412 Show data context 105,612 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 371,714 Show data context 106,696 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 376,067 Show data context 107,790 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 380,471 Show data context 108,895 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 384,927 Show data context 110,012 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 389,435 Show data context 111,140 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 393,995 Show data context 112,280 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 398,609 Show data context 113,432 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 403,277 Show data context 114,595 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 408,000 Show data context 115,770 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 412,778 Show data context 116,957 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 417,612 Show data context 118,157 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 422,502 Show data context 119,369 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 427,450 Show data context 120,593 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 432,456 Show data context 121,830 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 437,520 Show data context 123,079 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 442,644 Show data context 124,341 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 447,828 Show data context 125,616 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 453,072 Show data context 126,905 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 458,378 Show data context 128,206 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 463,548 Show data context 129,589 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 468,576 Show data context 131,055 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 473,659 Show data context 132,538 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 478,797 Show data context 134,038 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 483,991 Show data context 135,554 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 489,241 Show data context 137,088 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 494,548 Show data context 138,639 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 499,913 Show data context 140,208 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 505,336 Show data context 141,794 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 510,818 Show data context 143,399 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 516,359 Show data context 145,021 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 521,960 Show data context 146,662 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 527,622 Show data context 148,322 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 533,346 Show data context 150,000 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 539,131 Show data context 151,697 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 544,980 Show data context 153,414 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 550,891 Show data context 155,149 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 556,867 Show data context 156,905 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 562,908 Show data context 158,680 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 569,014 Show data context 160,476 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 575,361 Show data context 162,532 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 581,956 Show data context 164,859 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 588,626 Show data context 167,219 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 595,373 Show data context 169,614 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 602,197 Show data context 172,042 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 609,100 Show data context 174,505 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 616,081 Show data context 177,004 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 623,142 Show data context 179,538 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 630,285 Show data context 182,108 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 637,509 Show data context 184,716 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 644,816 Show data context 187,360 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 652,207 Show data context 190,043 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 659,682 Show data context 192,763 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 667,244 Show data context 195,523 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 674,892 Show data context 198,323 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 682,627 Show data context 201,162 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 690,451 Show data context 204,042 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 698,365 Show data context 206,963 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 706,370 Show data context 209,927 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 714,466 Show data context 212,932 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 723,003 Show data context 215,853 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 731,993 Show data context 218,684 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 741,095 Show data context 221,552 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 750,310 Show data context 224,457 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 759,640 Show data context 227,401 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 769,085 Show data context 230,384 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 778,649 Show data context 233,405 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 788,331 Show data context 236,466 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 798,133 Show data context 239,567 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 808,058 Show data context 242,709 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 818,106 Show data context 245,893 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 828,278 Show data context 249,117 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 838,578 Show data context 252,385 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 849,005 Show data context 255,695 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 859,562 Show data context 259,048 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 870,250 Show data context 262,446 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 881,071 Show data context 265,888 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 892,027 Show data context 269,375 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 903,119 Show data context 272,908 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 914,349 Show data context 276,487 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 925,150 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 925,150 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 946,681 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 946,681 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 968,262 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 968,262 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 970,612 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 970,612 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, Surrey 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/10054760/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 14th August 2020