Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 15,846 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 16,169 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 16,181 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 15,944 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 16,520 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 16,436 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 17,166 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 17,382 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 17,871 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 18,375 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 18,724 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 18,865 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 19,167 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 18,704 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 19,149 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 19,628 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 21,039 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 22,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 23,496 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 23,642 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 24,158 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 24,183 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 25,490 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 24,426 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 25,166 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 25,057 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 25,376 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 22,128 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 20,642 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 18,950 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 18,702 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 18,080 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 18,040 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 16,137 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 16,893 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 16,388 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 17,632 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 17,864 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 19,183 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 19,965 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 23,733 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 23,466 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 23,659 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 21,619 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 21,651 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 20,106 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 20,425 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 20,045 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 20,437 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 20,082 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 20,653 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 23,538 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 30,096 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 24,880 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 25,782 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 25,027 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 24,122 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 23,926 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 24,185 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 23,606 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 23,007 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 22,019 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 21,768 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 20,658 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 21,109 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 20,626 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 21,165 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 22,193 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 24,123 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 24,844 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 24,307 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 22,559 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 24,855 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 23,688 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 24,641 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 24,076 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 24,466 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 24,314 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 25,261 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 24,643 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 24,064 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 23,527 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 23,790 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 23,133 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 23,742 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 23,855 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 24,961 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 24,967 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 27,087 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 26,172 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 27,897 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 27,894 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 30,537 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 30,063 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 31,123 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 30,169 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 31,572 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 30,461 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 31,912 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 32,451 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 41,749 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 34,512 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 35,269 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 30,902 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 31,911 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 26,405 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 27,476 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 26,497 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 26,917 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 24,824 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 25,507 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 25,241 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 26,483 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 19,857 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, County Durham 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: 18th January 2021