Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 335,572 Show data context 91,654 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 335,536 Show data context 91,483 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 335,500 Show data context 91,312 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 335,463 Show data context 91,142 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 335,427 Show data context 90,972 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 335,699 Show data context 90,951 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 336,280 Show data context 91,078 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 336,862 Show data context 91,206 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 337,445 Show data context 91,333 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 338,029 Show data context 91,461 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 338,614 Show data context 91,590 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 339,200 Show data context 91,718 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 339,787 Show data context 91,846 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 340,375 Show data context 91,975 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 340,964 Show data context 92,104 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 341,554 Show data context 92,233 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 342,145 Show data context 92,362 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 342,737 Show data context 92,492 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 343,330 Show data context 92,621 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 343,924 Show data context 92,751 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 344,519 Show data context 92,881 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 345,115 Show data context 93,011 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 345,712 Show data context 93,141 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 346,311 Show data context 93,272 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 346,910 Show data context 93,403 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 347,367 Show data context 93,499 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 347,681 Show data context 93,562 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 347,996 Show data context 93,625 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 348,310 Show data context 93,688 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 348,625 Show data context 93,752 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 348,941 Show data context 93,815 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 349,256 Show data context 93,878 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 349,572 Show data context 93,941 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 349,888 Show data context 94,004 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 350,205 Show data context 94,068 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 350,522 Show data context 94,131 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 350,839 Show data context 94,194 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 351,156 Show data context 94,258 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 351,474 Show data context 94,321 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 351,791 Show data context 94,385 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 352,110 Show data context 94,448 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 352,428 Show data context 94,512 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 352,747 Show data context 94,576 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 353,066 Show data context 94,639 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 353,385 Show data context 94,703 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 353,550 Show data context 94,739 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 353,561 Show data context 94,747 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 353,572 Show data context 94,755 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 353,582 Show data context 94,763 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 353,593 Show data context 94,771 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 353,604 Show data context 94,780 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 353,614 Show data context 94,788 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 353,625 Show data context 94,796 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 353,636 Show data context 94,804 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 353,646 Show data context 94,812 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 353,657 Show data context 94,820 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 353,667 Show data context 94,828 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 353,678 Show data context 94,836 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 353,689 Show data context 94,844 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 353,699 Show data context 94,852 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 353,710 Show data context 94,861 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 353,721 Show data context 94,869 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 353,731 Show data context 94,877 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 353,742 Show data context 94,885 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 353,753 Show data context 94,893 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 353,959 Show data context 95,076 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 354,362 Show data context 95,434 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 354,766 Show data context 95,794 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 355,170 Show data context 96,155 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 355,574 Show data context 96,517 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 355,979 Show data context 96,881 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 356,384 Show data context 97,246 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 356,790 Show data context 97,613 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 357,196 Show data context 97,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 357,602 Show data context 98,350 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 358,009 Show data context 98,721 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 358,417 Show data context 99,093 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 358,825 Show data context 99,466 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 359,234 Show data context 99,841 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 359,642 Show data context 100,218 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 360,052 Show data context 100,595 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 360,462 Show data context 100,975 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 360,872 Show data context 101,355 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 361,283 Show data context 101,737 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 361,694 Show data context 102,121 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 362,407 Show data context 102,620 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 363,422 Show data context 103,238 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 364,441 Show data context 103,859 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 365,462 Show data context 104,483 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 366,486 Show data context 105,112 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 367,513 Show data context 105,744 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 368,543 Show data context 106,380 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 369,576 Show data context 107,020 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 370,611 Show data context 107,664 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 371,650 Show data context 108,311 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 372,691 Show data context 108,963 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 373,736 Show data context 109,618 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 374,783 Show data context 110,278 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 375,833 Show data context 110,941 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 376,886 Show data context 111,608 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 377,943 Show data context 112,280 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 379,002 Show data context 112,955 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 380,064 Show data context 113,634 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 381,129 Show data context 114,318 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 382,197 Show data context 115,006 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 383,327 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 383,327 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 385,491 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 385,491 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 387,724 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 387,724 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 387,967 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 387,967 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, Suffolk 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: 28th September 2020