Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 171,011 Show data context 48,645 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 171,060 Show data context 48,563 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 171,109 Show data context 48,480 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 171,159 Show data context 48,398 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 171,208 Show data context 48,316 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 171,407 Show data context 48,278 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 171,755 Show data context 48,285 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 172,104 Show data context 48,292 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 172,454 Show data context 48,299 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 172,805 Show data context 48,306 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 173,156 Show data context 48,313 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 173,508 Show data context 48,320 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 173,860 Show data context 48,327 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 174,214 Show data context 48,334 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 174,568 Show data context 48,341 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 174,922 Show data context 48,348 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 175,278 Show data context 48,355 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 175,634 Show data context 48,362 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 175,991 Show data context 48,369 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 176,349 Show data context 48,376 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 176,707 Show data context 48,383 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 177,066 Show data context 48,390 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 177,426 Show data context 48,397 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 177,787 Show data context 48,404 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 178,148 Show data context 48,411 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 178,409 Show data context 48,441 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 178,570 Show data context 48,494 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 178,731 Show data context 48,548 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 178,892 Show data context 48,602 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 179,053 Show data context 48,655 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 179,214 Show data context 48,709 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 179,376 Show data context 48,763 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 179,538 Show data context 48,817 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 179,699 Show data context 48,871 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 179,861 Show data context 48,925 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 180,023 Show data context 48,979 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 180,185 Show data context 49,033 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 180,348 Show data context 49,087 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 180,510 Show data context 49,142 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 180,673 Show data context 49,196 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 180,836 Show data context 49,250 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 180,999 Show data context 49,305 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 181,162 Show data context 49,359 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 181,325 Show data context 49,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 181,488 Show data context 49,469 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 181,733 Show data context 49,546 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 182,060 Show data context 49,648 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 182,388 Show data context 49,749 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 182,716 Show data context 49,850 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 183,045 Show data context 49,952 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 183,374 Show data context 50,054 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 183,704 Show data context 50,156 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 184,034 Show data context 50,258 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 184,365 Show data context 50,361 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 184,697 Show data context 50,464 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 185,029 Show data context 50,567 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 185,362 Show data context 50,670 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 185,696 Show data context 50,773 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 186,030 Show data context 50,877 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 186,364 Show data context 50,980 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 186,700 Show data context 51,084 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 187,036 Show data context 51,189 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 187,372 Show data context 51,293 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 187,709 Show data context 51,398 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 188,047 Show data context 51,502 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 188,178 Show data context 51,563 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 188,102 Show data context 51,579 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 188,026 Show data context 51,595 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 187,949 Show data context 51,611 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 187,873 Show data context 51,627 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 187,797 Show data context 51,643 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 187,721 Show data context 51,659 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 187,645 Show data context 51,676 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 187,569 Show data context 51,692 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 187,493 Show data context 51,708 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 187,418 Show data context 51,724 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 187,342 Show data context 51,740 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 187,266 Show data context 51,756 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 187,190 Show data context 51,772 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 187,114 Show data context 51,788 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 187,038 Show data context 51,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 186,963 Show data context 51,821 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 186,887 Show data context 51,837 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 186,811 Show data context 51,853 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 186,736 Show data context 51,869 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 186,984 Show data context 52,047 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 187,558 Show data context 52,388 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 188,133 Show data context 52,731 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 188,710 Show data context 53,076 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 189,289 Show data context 53,424 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 189,869 Show data context 53,774 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 190,452 Show data context 54,126 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 191,036 Show data context 54,481 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 191,622 Show data context 54,838 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 192,210 Show data context 55,197 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 192,799 Show data context 55,559 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 193,391 Show data context 55,923 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 193,984 Show data context 56,289 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 194,579 Show data context 56,658 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 195,176 Show data context 57,029 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 195,774 Show data context 57,403 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 196,375 Show data context 57,779 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 196,977 Show data context 58,158 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 197,581 Show data context 58,539 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 198,187 Show data context 58,922 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 198,824 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 198,824 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 200,053 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 200,053 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 201,317 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 201,317 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 190,843 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 190,843 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, Oxfordshire 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/10186067/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 28th January 2022