Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 428,864 Show data context 117,780 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 428,553 Show data context 117,478 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 428,242 Show data context 117,177 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 427,932 Show data context 116,876 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 427,621 Show data context 116,577 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 427,545 Show data context 116,388 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 427,703 Show data context 116,310 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 427,861 Show data context 116,233 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 428,019 Show data context 116,155 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 428,178 Show data context 116,078 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 428,336 Show data context 116,000 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 428,494 Show data context 115,923 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 428,653 Show data context 115,845 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 428,811 Show data context 115,768 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 428,970 Show data context 115,691 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 429,128 Show data context 115,613 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 429,287 Show data context 115,536 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 429,446 Show data context 115,459 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 429,605 Show data context 115,382 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 429,763 Show data context 115,305 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 429,922 Show data context 115,228 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 430,081 Show data context 115,151 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 430,240 Show data context 115,074 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 430,399 Show data context 114,997 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 430,558 Show data context 114,920 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 430,813 Show data context 114,988 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 431,164 Show data context 115,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 431,516 Show data context 115,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 431,867 Show data context 115,627 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 432,219 Show data context 115,841 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 432,572 Show data context 116,055 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 432,924 Show data context 116,270 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 433,277 Show data context 116,485 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 433,630 Show data context 116,701 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 433,983 Show data context 116,916 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 434,337 Show data context 117,133 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 434,691 Show data context 117,349 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 435,045 Show data context 117,566 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 435,400 Show data context 117,784 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 435,754 Show data context 118,002 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 436,110 Show data context 118,220 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 436,465 Show data context 118,439 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 436,821 Show data context 118,658 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 437,177 Show data context 118,877 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 437,533 Show data context 119,097 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 438,263 Show data context 119,333 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 439,370 Show data context 119,585 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 440,480 Show data context 119,838 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 441,593 Show data context 120,091 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 442,708 Show data context 120,345 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 443,827 Show data context 120,600 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 444,948 Show data context 120,855 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 446,071 Show data context 121,110 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 447,198 Show data context 121,366 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 448,328 Show data context 121,623 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 449,460 Show data context 121,880 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 450,596 Show data context 122,138 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 451,734 Show data context 122,396 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 452,875 Show data context 122,655 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 454,019 Show data context 122,914 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 455,165 Show data context 123,174 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 456,315 Show data context 123,434 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 457,468 Show data context 123,695 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 458,623 Show data context 123,957 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 459,782 Show data context 124,219 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 460,545 Show data context 124,517 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 460,912 Show data context 124,853 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 461,280 Show data context 125,189 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 461,647 Show data context 125,526 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 462,015 Show data context 125,864 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 462,383 Show data context 126,203 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 462,751 Show data context 126,543 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 463,120 Show data context 126,883 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 463,489 Show data context 127,225 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 463,859 Show data context 127,568 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 464,228 Show data context 127,911 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 464,598 Show data context 128,256 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 464,968 Show data context 128,601 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 465,339 Show data context 128,947 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 465,709 Show data context 129,294 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 466,081 Show data context 129,643 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 466,452 Show data context 129,992 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 466,824 Show data context 130,342 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 467,196 Show data context 130,693 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 467,568 Show data context 131,045 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 468,266 Show data context 131,539 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 469,293 Show data context 132,178 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 470,322 Show data context 132,819 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 471,353 Show data context 133,464 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 472,387 Show data context 134,112 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 473,422 Show data context 134,762 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 474,460 Show data context 135,417 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 475,500 Show data context 136,074 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 476,543 Show data context 136,734 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 477,588 Show data context 137,398 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 478,635 Show data context 138,065 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 479,684 Show data context 138,735 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 480,736 Show data context 139,408 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 481,790 Show data context 140,085 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 482,846 Show data context 140,765 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 483,905 Show data context 141,448 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 484,965 Show data context 142,135 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 486,029 Show data context 142,825 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 487,094 Show data context 143,518 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 488,162 Show data context 144,214 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 489,226 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 489,226 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 491,470 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 491,470 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 493,715 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 493,715 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 493,960 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 493,960 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, Norfolk 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: 04th August 2020