Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 17,843 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 19,883 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 20,770 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 19,617 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 21,761 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 19,038 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 21,620 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 19,453 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 20,520 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 19,083 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 20,468 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 18,960 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 20,651 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 18,823 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 19,788 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 18,382 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 19,753 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 18,653 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 20,788 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 19,022 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 21,120 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 19,361 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 23,971 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 21,311 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 25,506 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 21,986 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 23,156 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 20,949 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 23,046 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 20,756 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 21,042 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 20,116 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 20,844 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 18,944 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 19,184 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 17,409 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 17,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 16,794 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 17,355 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 16,039 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 17,567 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 16,606 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 17,990 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 16,482 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 17,941 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 16,966 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 18,257 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 17,008 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 18,676 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 16,922 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 18,196 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 16,766 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 17,901 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 16,488 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 19,067 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 17,268 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 19,175 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 17,528 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 20,020 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 18,167 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 20,606 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 17,730 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 19,279 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 17,506 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 19,126 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 17,377 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 18,313 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 16,586 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 18,299 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 17,412 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 19,089 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 17,287 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 18,778 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 17,378 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 19,182 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 17,711 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 19,048 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 17,167 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 18,388 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 16,953 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 17,775 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 16,480 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 17,416 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 15,882 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 16,728 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 16,026 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 17,268 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 16,501 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 17,709 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 16,499 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 17,662 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 16,325 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 18,168 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 17,017 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 18,330 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 17,349 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 19,104 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 17,678 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 19,488 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 18,210 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 19,820 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 17,937 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 19,156 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 17,387 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 18,003 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 13,917 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 15,281 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 13,896 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 15,004 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 13,536 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 14,336 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 13,602 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 13,992 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 10,708 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, Sussex 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: 28th November 2021