1911 Census of England and Wales, General Report with Appendices, Table 115: " Number and Proportion of the Blind at each Census from 1851-1911".

Year. Number of Blind. Blind per million of the
Population.
Persons living to one Blind
Person.
1851 18,306 1,021 979
1861 19,352 964 1,037
1871 21,590 951 1,052
1881 22,832 879 1,138
1891 23,467 809 1,236
1901 25,317 778 1,285
1911 26,336 730 1,370