Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 105,019 Show data context 31,921 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 105,411 Show data context 32,072 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 105,805 Show data context 32,224 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 106,200 Show data context 32,377 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 106,597 Show data context 32,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 107,124 Show data context 32,652 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 107,782 Show data context 32,742 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 108,445 Show data context 32,833 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 109,112 Show data context 32,923 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 109,782 Show data context 33,014 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 110,457 Show data context 33,105 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 111,136 Show data context 33,197 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 111,820 Show data context 33,288 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 112,507 Show data context 33,380 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 113,199 Show data context 33,473 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 113,895 Show data context 33,565 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 114,595 Show data context 33,658 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 115,299 Show data context 33,751 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 116,008 Show data context 33,844 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 116,721 Show data context 33,937 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 117,439 Show data context 34,031 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 118,161 Show data context 34,125 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 118,887 Show data context 34,219 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 119,618 Show data context 34,314 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 120,354 Show data context 34,409 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 120,658 Show data context 34,433 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 120,528 Show data context 34,387 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 120,398 Show data context 34,342 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 120,268 Show data context 34,296 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 120,139 Show data context 34,250 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 120,009 Show data context 34,205 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 119,880 Show data context 34,159 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 119,750 Show data context 34,114 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 119,621 Show data context 34,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 119,492 Show data context 34,023 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 119,364 Show data context 33,978 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 119,235 Show data context 33,933 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 119,106 Show data context 33,888 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 118,978 Show data context 33,842 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 118,850 Show data context 33,797 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 118,722 Show data context 33,753 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 118,594 Show data context 33,708 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 118,466 Show data context 33,663 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 118,338 Show data context 33,618 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 118,211 Show data context 33,573 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 118,025 Show data context 33,498 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 117,780 Show data context 33,393 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 117,536 Show data context 33,289 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 117,292 Show data context 33,185 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 117,049 Show data context 33,081 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 116,807 Show data context 32,977 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 116,565 Show data context 32,874 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 116,323 Show data context 32,771 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 116,082 Show data context 32,668 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 115,842 Show data context 32,566 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 115,602 Show data context 32,464 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 115,362 Show data context 32,362 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 115,123 Show data context 32,260 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 114,885 Show data context 32,159 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 114,646 Show data context 32,059 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 114,409 Show data context 31,958 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 114,172 Show data context 31,858 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 113,935 Show data context 31,758 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 113,699 Show data context 31,659 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 113,464 Show data context 31,559 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 113,326 Show data context 31,524 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 113,286 Show data context 31,553 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 113,246 Show data context 31,582 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 113,206 Show data context 31,611 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 113,166 Show data context 31,640 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 113,126 Show data context 31,668 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 113,086 Show data context 31,697 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 113,046 Show data context 31,726 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 113,007 Show data context 31,755 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 112,967 Show data context 31,784 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 112,927 Show data context 31,813 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 112,887 Show data context 31,842 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 112,847 Show data context 31,871 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 112,807 Show data context 31,900 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 112,768 Show data context 31,929 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 112,728 Show data context 31,959 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 112,688 Show data context 31,988 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 112,648 Show data context 32,017 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 112,609 Show data context 32,046 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 112,569 Show data context 32,075 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 112,562 Show data context 32,122 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 112,589 Show data context 32,186 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 112,616 Show data context 32,250 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 112,643 Show data context 32,314 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 112,670 Show data context 32,379 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 112,697 Show data context 32,443 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 112,724 Show data context 32,508 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 112,751 Show data context 32,573 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 112,778 Show data context 32,637 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 112,805 Show data context 32,702 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 112,832 Show data context 32,768 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 112,859 Show data context 32,833 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 112,886 Show data context 32,898 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 112,913 Show data context 32,964 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 112,940 Show data context 33,029 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 112,967 Show data context 33,095 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 112,993 Show data context 33,161 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 113,020 Show data context 33,227 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 113,047 Show data context 33,293 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 113,074 Show data context 33,360 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 113,118 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 113,118 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 113,159 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 113,159 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 113,217 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 113,217 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 113,223 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 113,223 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, Herefordshire 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: 25th January 2022