Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 286,385 Show data context 81,436 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 288,267 Show data context 81,910 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 290,162 Show data context 82,387 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 292,069 Show data context 82,867 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 293,988 Show data context 83,349 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 295,921 Show data context 83,799 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 297,868 Show data context 84,216 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 299,827 Show data context 84,636 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 301,799 Show data context 85,057 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 303,784 Show data context 85,481 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 305,782 Show data context 85,907 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 307,793 Show data context 86,335 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 309,818 Show data context 86,765 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 311,856 Show data context 87,197 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 313,907 Show data context 87,632 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 315,972 Show data context 88,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 318,050 Show data context 88,507 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 320,142 Show data context 88,948 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 322,247 Show data context 89,391 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 324,367 Show data context 89,836 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 326,500 Show data context 90,283 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 328,648 Show data context 90,733 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 330,810 Show data context 91,185 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 332,985 Show data context 91,639 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 335,176 Show data context 92,096 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 337,372 Show data context 92,616 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 339,574 Show data context 93,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 341,791 Show data context 93,790 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 344,022 Show data context 94,382 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 346,268 Show data context 94,978 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 348,528 Show data context 95,578 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 350,803 Show data context 96,182 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 353,093 Show data context 96,789 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 355,398 Show data context 97,400 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 357,718 Show data context 98,016 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 360,053 Show data context 98,635 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 362,403 Show data context 99,258 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 364,769 Show data context 99,884 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 367,150 Show data context 100,515 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 369,547 Show data context 101,150 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 371,959 Show data context 101,789 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 374,387 Show data context 102,432 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 376,831 Show data context 103,079 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 379,291 Show data context 103,730 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 381,767 Show data context 104,385 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 383,952 Show data context 105,006 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 385,842 Show data context 105,594 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 387,741 Show data context 106,185 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 389,650 Show data context 106,779 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 391,568 Show data context 107,376 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 393,495 Show data context 107,976 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 395,432 Show data context 108,580 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 397,378 Show data context 109,188 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 399,334 Show data context 109,799 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 401,299 Show data context 110,413 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 403,274 Show data context 111,030 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 405,259 Show data context 111,652 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 407,254 Show data context 112,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 409,258 Show data context 112,904 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 411,273 Show data context 113,536 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 413,297 Show data context 114,171 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 415,331 Show data context 114,809 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 417,375 Show data context 115,452 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 419,430 Show data context 116,097 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 421,494 Show data context 116,747 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 424,329 Show data context 117,715 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 427,951 Show data context 119,011 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 431,604 Show data context 120,321 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 435,288 Show data context 121,645 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 439,003 Show data context 122,984 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 442,750 Show data context 124,337 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 446,529 Show data context 125,705 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 450,341 Show data context 127,089 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 454,185 Show data context 128,487 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 458,061 Show data context 129,902 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 461,971 Show data context 131,331 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 465,914 Show data context 132,776 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 469,891 Show data context 134,238 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 473,902 Show data context 135,715 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 477,947 Show data context 137,209 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 482,026 Show data context 138,719 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 486,140 Show data context 140,245 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 490,290 Show data context 141,789 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 494,475 Show data context 143,349 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 498,695 Show data context 144,927 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 502,272 Show data context 146,211 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 505,191 Show data context 147,195 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 508,126 Show data context 148,184 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 511,079 Show data context 149,181 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 514,049 Show data context 150,184 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 517,036 Show data context 151,194 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 520,040 Show data context 152,211 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 523,062 Show data context 153,235 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 526,102 Show data context 154,265 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 529,159 Show data context 155,303 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 532,234 Show data context 156,347 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 535,326 Show data context 157,399 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 538,437 Show data context 158,457 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 541,566 Show data context 159,523 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 544,713 Show data context 160,596 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 547,878 Show data context 161,676 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 551,062 Show data context 162,763 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 554,264 Show data context 163,858 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 557,485 Show data context 164,960 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 560,724 Show data context 166,069 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 564,007 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 564,007 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 333,312 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 333,312 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 335,088 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 335,088 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 335,281 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 335,281 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, Worcestershire 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/10054783/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 05th April 2020