Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 24,389 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 28,234 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 29,608 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 29,285 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 31,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 30,182 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 31,372 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 29,261 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 30,466 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 30,274 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 29,828 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 28,497 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 28,844 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 27,448 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 27,938 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 27,234 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 28,112 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 27,378 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 28,880 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 28,104 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 29,853 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 28,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 29,922 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 28,523 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 31,050 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 28,469 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 29,719 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 25,623 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 25,991 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 23,937 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 23,893 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 22,633 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 22,824 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 21,381 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 20,907 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 19,813 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 19,718 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 19,246 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 19,532 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 18,891 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 19,436 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 18,868 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 19,746 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 19,432 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 19,903 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 19,247 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 20,086 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 19,212 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 19,528 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 18,787 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 19,017 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 18,643 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 19,314 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 18,714 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 19,553 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 18,826 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 19,601 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 18,772 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 19,958 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 19,479 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 20,083 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 19,153 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 20,356 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 19,179 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 20,208 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 20,225 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 20,843 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 19,538 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 20,480 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 19,506 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 21,187 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 19,991 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 21,878 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 20,953 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 22,057 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 20,902 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 21,452 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 20,505 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 21,344 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 20,129 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 19,850 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 18,836 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 19,082 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 17,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 18,357 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 17,949 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 18,514 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 18,238 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 18,665 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 17,862 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 18,675 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 18,010 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 19,211 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 18,312 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 18,823 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 18,352 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 19,186 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 18,634 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 19,630 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 18,638 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 19,054 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 18,575 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 18,918 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 17,694 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 16,801 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 13,274 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 14,302 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 13,828 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 14,638 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 13,757 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 14,284 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 13,921 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 14,171 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 11,238 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, Norfolk 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: 12th August 2020