Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 8,322 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 7,837 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 8,248 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 7,929 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 8,526 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 8,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 8,876 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 8,510 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 9,121 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 8,883 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 9,164 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 8,797 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 8,973 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 8,587 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 8,924 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 8,602 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 8,911 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 8,605 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 9,220 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 9,273 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 9,809 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 9,295 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 9,933 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 8,968 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 9,628 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 9,078 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 9,424 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 8,792 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 8,970 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 8,521 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 8,910 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 8,411 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 8,764 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 8,205 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 8,351 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 8,078 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 8,236 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 8,042 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 8,485 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 8,331 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 9,473 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 9,338 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 10,231 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 9,783 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 10,202 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 9,854 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 10,388 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 9,811 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 10,376 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 9,892 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 10,526 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 10,221 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 10,684 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 10,249 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 11,088 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 10,599 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 10,869 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 11,072 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 11,688 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 11,215 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 11,440 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 10,857 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 11,044 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 10,610 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 10,966 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 10,921 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 10,675 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 10,393 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 11,133 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 11,023 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 11,706 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 11,501 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 12,347 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 12,481 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 12,796 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 12,272 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 12,554 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 12,188 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 12,412 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 11,915 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 11,977 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 11,634 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 12,064 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 11,907 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 12,277 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 12,255 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 12,648 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 12,501 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 12,763 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 12,443 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 12,683 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 12,392 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 13,340 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 13,019 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 13,573 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 12,779 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 13,274 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 12,899 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 13,482 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 13,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 13,890 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 13,470 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 13,906 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 13,279 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 14,489 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 12,433 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 12,567 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 12,284 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 12,678 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 11,632 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 12,321 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 12,319 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 12,515 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 9,577 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, East Riding 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: 21st September 2020