Administrative unit

South Wales RegC

Poor Law/Registration County

Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 677,804 Show data context 197,206 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 682,615 Show data context 198,676 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 687,459 Show data context 200,158 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 692,338 Show data context 201,650 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 697,252 Show data context 203,154 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 701,327 Show data context 204,298 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 704,547 Show data context 205,075 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 707,783 Show data context 205,856 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 711,033 Show data context 206,639 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 714,298 Show data context 207,426 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 717,578 Show data context 208,215 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 720,874 Show data context 209,008 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 724,184 Show data context 209,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 727,510 Show data context 210,602 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 730,850 Show data context 211,404 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 734,207 Show data context 212,208 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 737,578 Show data context 213,016 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 740,965 Show data context 213,827 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 744,368 Show data context 214,641 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 747,786 Show data context 215,458 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 751,220 Show data context 216,278 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 754,670 Show data context 217,101 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 758,135 Show data context 217,927 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 761,617 Show data context 218,757 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 765,114 Show data context 219,589 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 769,536 Show data context 220,791 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 774,898 Show data context 222,368 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 780,298 Show data context 223,956 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 785,735 Show data context 225,555 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 791,209 Show data context 227,166 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 796,723 Show data context 228,788 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 802,274 Show data context 230,422 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 807,864 Show data context 232,067 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 813,493 Show data context 233,725 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 819,162 Show data context 235,394 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 824,869 Show data context 237,075 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 830,617 Show data context 238,768 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 836,405 Show data context 240,473 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 842,233 Show data context 242,190 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 848,101 Show data context 243,920 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 854,011 Show data context 245,661 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 859,961 Show data context 247,416 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 865,953 Show data context 249,183 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 871,987 Show data context 250,962 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 878,063 Show data context 252,754 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 884,990 Show data context 255,209 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 892,786 Show data context 258,347 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 900,652 Show data context 261,523 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 908,586 Show data context 264,738 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 916,591 Show data context 267,993 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 924,666 Show data context 271,287 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 932,812 Show data context 274,622 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 941,030 Show data context 277,999 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 949,320 Show data context 281,416 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 957,683 Show data context 284,876 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 966,120 Show data context 288,378 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 974,632 Show data context 291,923 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 983,218 Show data context 295,512 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 991,880 Show data context 299,145 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 1,000,618 Show data context 302,823 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 1,009,433 Show data context 306,546 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 1,018,326 Show data context 310,314 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 1,027,298 Show data context 314,129 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 1,036,348 Show data context 317,991 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 1,045,478 Show data context 321,900 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 1,054,215 Show data context 325,297 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 1,062,547 Show data context 328,163 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 1,070,945 Show data context 331,055 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 1,079,410 Show data context 333,972 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 1,087,942 Show data context 336,914 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 1,096,541 Show data context 339,883 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 1,105,208 Show data context 342,878 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 1,113,943 Show data context 345,899 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 1,122,748 Show data context 348,947 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 1,131,622 Show data context 352,022 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 1,140,566 Show data context 355,123 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 1,149,581 Show data context 358,252 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 1,158,667 Show data context 361,409 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 1,167,826 Show data context 364,594 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 1,177,056 Show data context 367,806 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 1,186,359 Show data context 371,047 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 1,195,736 Show data context 374,316 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 1,205,187 Show data context 377,615 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 1,214,713 Show data context 380,942 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 1,224,314 Show data context 384,299 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 1,235,712 Show data context 388,434 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 1,248,956 Show data context 393,372 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 1,262,341 Show data context 398,373 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 1,275,870 Show data context 403,437 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 1,289,544 Show data context 408,566 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 1,303,364 Show data context 413,760 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 1,317,333 Show data context 419,020 Show data context
Date: Source:
1859 - 1904 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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, South Wales 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/10285049/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 13th May 2021