Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 360,524 Show data context 99,551 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 361,918 Show data context 99,804 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 363,316 Show data context 100,057 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 364,720 Show data context 100,311 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 366,129 Show data context 100,565 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 368,099 Show data context 101,009 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 370,639 Show data context 101,644 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 373,196 Show data context 102,283 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 375,770 Show data context 102,925 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 378,363 Show data context 103,572 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 380,973 Show data context 104,223 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 383,601 Show data context 104,878 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 386,248 Show data context 105,537 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 388,912 Show data context 106,201 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 391,595 Show data context 106,868 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 394,297 Show data context 107,540 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 397,017 Show data context 108,216 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 399,756 Show data context 108,896 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 402,514 Show data context 109,580 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 405,291 Show data context 110,269 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 408,087 Show data context 110,962 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 410,902 Show data context 111,659 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 413,737 Show data context 112,361 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 416,592 Show data context 113,067 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 419,466 Show data context 113,778 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 422,602 Show data context 114,579 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 426,008 Show data context 115,473 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 429,440 Show data context 116,375 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 432,901 Show data context 117,283 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 436,389 Show data context 118,198 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 439,905 Show data context 119,120 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 443,450 Show data context 120,049 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 447,023 Show data context 120,986 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 450,625 Show data context 121,930 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 454,256 Show data context 122,882 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 457,916 Show data context 123,841 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 461,606 Show data context 124,807 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 465,326 Show data context 125,781 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 469,075 Show data context 126,762 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 472,855 Show data context 127,751 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 476,665 Show data context 128,748 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 480,506 Show data context 129,753 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 484,377 Show data context 130,765 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 488,280 Show data context 131,786 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 492,215 Show data context 132,814 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 495,620 Show data context 133,662 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 498,483 Show data context 134,327 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 501,363 Show data context 134,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 504,259 Show data context 135,667 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 507,173 Show data context 136,341 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 510,103 Show data context 137,019 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 513,050 Show data context 137,701 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 516,014 Show data context 138,386 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 518,995 Show data context 139,074 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 521,993 Show data context 139,766 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 525,009 Show data context 140,461 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 528,042 Show data context 141,160 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 531,093 Show data context 141,862 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 534,161 Show data context 142,567 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 537,247 Show data context 143,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 540,351 Show data context 143,989 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 543,473 Show data context 144,705 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 546,613 Show data context 145,425 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 549,771 Show data context 146,148 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 552,947 Show data context 146,875 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 555,769 Show data context 147,720 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 558,230 Show data context 148,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 560,702 Show data context 149,656 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 563,186 Show data context 150,634 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 565,680 Show data context 151,618 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 568,185 Show data context 152,608 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 570,702 Show data context 153,605 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 573,229 Show data context 154,609 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 575,768 Show data context 155,618 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 578,318 Show data context 156,635 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 580,880 Show data context 157,658 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 583,452 Show data context 158,688 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 586,036 Show data context 159,725 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 588,632 Show data context 160,768 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 591,239 Show data context 161,818 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 593,857 Show data context 162,875 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 596,487 Show data context 163,939 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 599,129 Show data context 165,010 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 601,783 Show data context 166,088 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 604,448 Show data context 167,173 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 607,241 Show data context 168,226 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 610,163 Show data context 169,248 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 613,100 Show data context 170,275 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 616,051 Show data context 171,309 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 619,015 Show data context 172,349 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 621,994 Show data context 173,396 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 624,988 Show data context 174,449 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 627,996 Show data context 175,508 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 631,018 Show data context 176,573 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 634,055 Show data context 177,645 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 637,106 Show data context 178,724 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 640,173 Show data context 179,809 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 643,253 Show data context 180,901 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 646,349 Show data context 181,999 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 649,460 Show data context 183,104 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 652,586 Show data context 184,216 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 655,726 Show data context 185,335 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 658,882 Show data context 186,460 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 662,053 Show data context 187,592 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 665,239 Show data context 188,731 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 668,504 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 668,504 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 674,923 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 674,923 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 681,467 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 681,467 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 682,179 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 682,179 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, Sussex 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/10152860/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 28th November 2021