Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 671,983 Show data context 201,994 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 686,268 Show data context 206,607 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 700,857 Show data context 211,325 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 715,755 Show data context 216,151 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 730,970 Show data context 221,087 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 735,740 Show data context 222,464 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 729,857 Show data context 220,215 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 724,021 Show data context 217,989 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 718,232 Show data context 215,785 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 712,489 Show data context 213,604 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 706,792 Show data context 211,445 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 701,141 Show data context 209,307 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 695,535 Show data context 207,192 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 689,973 Show data context 205,097 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 684,456 Show data context 203,024 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 678,984 Show data context 200,971 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 673,555 Show data context 198,940 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 668,169 Show data context 196,929 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 662,826 Show data context 194,938 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 657,527 Show data context 192,968 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 652,269 Show data context 191,017 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 647,054 Show data context 189,086 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 641,880 Show data context 187,174 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 636,748 Show data context 185,282 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 631,656 Show data context 183,409 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 630,998 Show data context 182,962 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 634,759 Show data context 183,929 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 638,543 Show data context 184,902 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 642,349 Show data context 185,880 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 646,178 Show data context 186,862 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 650,029 Show data context 187,851 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 653,904 Show data context 188,844 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 657,801 Show data context 189,842 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 661,722 Show data context 190,846 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 665,666 Show data context 191,855 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 669,634 Show data context 192,870 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 673,625 Show data context 193,890 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 677,641 Show data context 194,915 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 681,680 Show data context 195,946 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 685,743 Show data context 196,982 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 689,830 Show data context 198,023 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 693,942 Show data context 199,070 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 698,078 Show data context 200,123 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 702,239 Show data context 201,181 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 706,425 Show data context 202,245 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 710,820 Show data context 203,452 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 715,429 Show data context 204,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 720,068 Show data context 206,165 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 724,737 Show data context 207,535 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 729,437 Show data context 208,915 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 734,166 Show data context 210,303 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 738,927 Show data context 211,701 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 743,718 Show data context 213,108 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 748,541 Show data context 214,524 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 753,394 Show data context 215,950 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 758,279 Show data context 217,385 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 763,196 Show data context 218,830 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 768,145 Show data context 220,284 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 773,125 Show data context 221,749 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 778,139 Show data context 223,222 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 783,184 Show data context 224,706 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 788,262 Show data context 226,199 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 793,374 Show data context 227,703 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 798,518 Show data context 229,216 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 803,696 Show data context 230,739 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 809,291 Show data context 232,783 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 815,312 Show data context 235,362 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 821,378 Show data context 237,968 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 827,489 Show data context 240,604 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 833,645 Show data context 243,269 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 839,848 Show data context 245,963 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 846,096 Show data context 248,687 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 852,391 Show data context 251,442 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 858,733 Show data context 254,226 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 865,122 Show data context 257,042 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 871,558 Show data context 259,889 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 878,042 Show data context 262,767 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 884,575 Show data context 265,678 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 891,156 Show data context 268,620 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 897,786 Show data context 271,595 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 904,466 Show data context 274,603 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 911,195 Show data context 277,645 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 917,974 Show data context 280,720 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 924,804 Show data context 283,829 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 931,685 Show data context 286,972 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 937,172 Show data context 289,156 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 941,242 Show data context 290,359 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 945,329 Show data context 291,567 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 949,434 Show data context 292,779 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 953,557 Show data context 293,997 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 957,698 Show data context 295,220 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 961,857 Show data context 296,448 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 966,034 Show data context 297,681 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 970,229 Show data context 298,919 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 974,442 Show data context 300,162 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 978,674 Show data context 301,410 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 982,924 Show data context 302,664 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 987,192 Show data context 303,923 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 991,479 Show data context 305,187 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 995,784 Show data context 306,456 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 1,000,109 Show data context 307,731 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 1,004,451 Show data context 309,010 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 1,008,813 Show data context 310,296 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 1,013,194 Show data context 311,586 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 1,017,594 Show data context 312,882 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 1,022,143 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 1,022,143 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 1,031,012 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 1,031,012 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 1,040,085 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 1,040,085 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 1,041,073 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 1,041,073 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, Kent 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/10134729/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 28th October 2021