Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 11,234 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 10,997 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 11,486 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 10,678 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 11,323 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 10,602 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 11,202 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 10,558 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 11,721 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 10,871 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 11,848 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 10,600 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 11,667 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 10,666 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 11,100 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 10,403 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 10,950 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 10,588 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 11,503 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 10,991 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 12,180 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 11,067 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 11,969 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 11,200 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 12,239 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 10,796 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 11,032 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 9,322 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 9,860 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 8,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 9,296 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 8,865 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 9,457 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 8,458 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 8,727 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 7,859 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 8,009 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 7,508 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 7,677 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 7,323 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 7,753 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 7,296 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 8,051 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 7,533 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 8,006 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 7,470 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 8,122 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 7,320 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 7,716 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 6,992 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 7,109 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 6,733 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 7,154 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 6,745 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 7,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 6,652 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 7,197 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 6,754 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 7,250 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 6,841 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 7,314 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 6,856 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 7,192 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 6,697 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 7,089 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 6,737 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 7,111 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 6,328 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 6,827 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 6,391 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 7,100 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 6,558 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 7,150 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 6,732 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 7,488 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 6,867 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 7,541 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 6,828 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 7,235 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 6,636 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 6,901 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 6,482 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 6,772 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 6,226 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 6,529 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 6,324 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 6,613 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 6,214 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 6,762 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 6,254 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 6,485 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 6,156 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 6,824 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 6,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 6,682 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 6,483 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 6,896 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 6,562 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 6,779 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 6,330 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 6,456 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 6,102 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 6,326 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 5,892 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 6,148 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 4,533 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 5,029 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 4,633 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 4,978 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 4,519 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 4,686 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 4,312 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 4,343 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 3,169 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, Oxfordshire 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 January 2022