Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 269,775 Show data context 79,566 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 270,801 Show data context 79,839 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 271,832 Show data context 80,112 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 272,866 Show data context 80,387 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 273,904 Show data context 80,663 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 275,186 Show data context 81,028 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 276,715 Show data context 81,483 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 278,252 Show data context 81,941 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 279,798 Show data context 82,402 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 281,352 Show data context 82,865 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 282,915 Show data context 83,331 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 284,487 Show data context 83,800 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 286,068 Show data context 84,271 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 287,657 Show data context 84,745 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 289,255 Show data context 85,221 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 290,862 Show data context 85,700 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 292,478 Show data context 86,182 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 294,103 Show data context 86,666 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 295,736 Show data context 87,154 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 297,379 Show data context 87,644 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 299,031 Show data context 88,136 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 300,693 Show data context 88,632 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 302,363 Show data context 89,130 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 304,043 Show data context 89,631 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 305,732 Show data context 90,135 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 307,864 Show data context 90,758 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 310,449 Show data context 91,502 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 313,055 Show data context 92,253 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 315,683 Show data context 93,009 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 318,333 Show data context 93,772 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 321,006 Show data context 94,541 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 323,701 Show data context 95,317 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 326,418 Show data context 96,099 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 329,158 Show data context 96,887 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 331,922 Show data context 97,681 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 334,708 Show data context 98,483 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 337,518 Show data context 99,290 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 340,352 Show data context 100,105 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 343,209 Show data context 100,926 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 346,090 Show data context 101,753 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 348,996 Show data context 102,588 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 351,925 Show data context 103,429 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 354,880 Show data context 104,278 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 357,859 Show data context 105,133 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 360,863 Show data context 105,995 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 363,273 Show data context 106,673 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 365,076 Show data context 107,163 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 366,887 Show data context 107,655 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 368,708 Show data context 108,149 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 370,537 Show data context 108,646 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 372,376 Show data context 109,145 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 374,224 Show data context 109,646 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 376,081 Show data context 110,150 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 377,947 Show data context 110,655 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 379,822 Show data context 111,164 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 381,707 Show data context 111,674 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 383,601 Show data context 112,187 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 385,505 Show data context 112,702 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 387,417 Show data context 113,220 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 389,340 Show data context 113,740 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 391,272 Show data context 114,262 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 393,213 Show data context 114,787 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 395,165 Show data context 115,314 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 397,125 Show data context 115,843 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 399,096 Show data context 116,375 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 401,350 Show data context 117,124 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 403,892 Show data context 118,095 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 406,450 Show data context 119,074 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 409,025 Show data context 120,061 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 411,616 Show data context 121,056 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 414,223 Show data context 122,059 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 416,846 Show data context 123,071 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 419,487 Show data context 124,091 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 422,144 Show data context 125,119 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 424,817 Show data context 126,156 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 427,508 Show data context 127,202 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 430,216 Show data context 128,256 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 432,941 Show data context 129,319 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 435,683 Show data context 130,391 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 438,443 Show data context 131,472 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 441,220 Show data context 132,562 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 444,015 Show data context 133,660 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 446,827 Show data context 134,768 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 449,657 Show data context 135,885 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 452,505 Show data context 137,011 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 455,193 Show data context 138,013 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 457,718 Show data context 138,888 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 460,257 Show data context 139,768 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 462,810 Show data context 140,654 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 465,377 Show data context 141,545 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 467,958 Show data context 142,442 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 470,554 Show data context 143,344 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 473,164 Show data context 144,253 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 475,789 Show data context 145,167 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 478,428 Show data context 146,087 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 481,082 Show data context 147,013 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 483,750 Show data context 147,944 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 486,433 Show data context 148,882 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 489,131 Show data context 149,825 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 491,845 Show data context 150,775 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 494,573 Show data context 151,730 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 497,316 Show data context 152,692 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 500,075 Show data context 153,659 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 502,848 Show data context 154,633 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 505,638 Show data context 155,613 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 508,502 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 508,502 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 514,070 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 514,070 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 519,762 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 519,762 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 520,381 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 520,381 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, East Riding 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: 29th September 2020