Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 6,331 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 6,127 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 6,232 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 6,140 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 6,217 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 6,099 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 6,495 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 6,192 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 6,576 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 6,405 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 6,396 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 6,204 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 6,754 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 6,220 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 6,448 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 5,987 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 5,992 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 5,962 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 6,478 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 6,360 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 6,488 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 6,341 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 6,633 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 6,197 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 6,649 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 6,651 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 6,598 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 6,289 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 6,266 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 5,684 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 5,659 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 5,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 5,646 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 4,911 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 4,960 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 4,802 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 4,908 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 4,792 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 4,819 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 4,667 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 5,045 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 4,904 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 5,210 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 5,145 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 5,047 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 4,994 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 5,249 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 4,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 5,176 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 4,828 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 4,753 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 8,820 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 4,667 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 4,661 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 4,764 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 4,701 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 4,888 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 4,662 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 4,957 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 4,724 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 5,109 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 4,827 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 5,158 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 4,756 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 4,736 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 4,448 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 4,458 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 4,366 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 4,433 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 4,256 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 4,518 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 4,125 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 4,443 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 4,266 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 4,616 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 4,452 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 4,850 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 4,389 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 4,708 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 4,431 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 4,657 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 4,356 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 4,600 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 4,442 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 4,587 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 4,466 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 4,571 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 4,443 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 4,655 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 4,456 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 4,609 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 4,320 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 4,644 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 4,517 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 4,556 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 4,518 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 4,565 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 4,326 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 4,373 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 4,139 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 4,180 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 3,929 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 4,038 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 3,821 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 3,333 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 2,883 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 3,098 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 2,834 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 2,918 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 2,645 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 2,976 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 2,754 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 2,875 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 2,198 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, Herefordshire 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: 25th January 2022