Able-bodied paupers by gender and age

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Year Indoor Outdoor Receiving both
01 Jan 1859 1,284 Show data context 9,033 Show data context 18 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 1,216 Show data context 8,770 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 1,285 Show data context 8,731 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 1,154 Show data context 8,599 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 1,350 Show data context 8,561 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 1,322 Show data context 8,583 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 1,515 Show data context 8,555 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 1,471 Show data context 8,684 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 1,670 Show data context 8,739 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 1,484 Show data context 8,871 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 1,537 Show data context 8,535 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 1,418 Show data context 8,213 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 1,575 Show data context 8,494 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 1,400 Show data context 8,417 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 1,555 Show data context 8,418 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 1,451 Show data context 8,184 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 1,604 Show data context 8,001 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 1,464 Show data context 7,834 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 1,768 Show data context 8,132 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 1,684 Show data context 8,294 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 1,947 Show data context 8,214 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 1,689 Show data context 8,241 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 1,914 Show data context 8,506 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 -75,093 Show data context 8,536 Show data context 76,833 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 1,917 Show data context 8,877 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 1,507 Show data context 7,728 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 1,748 Show data context 7,645 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 1,545 Show data context 6,978 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 1,688 Show data context 6,701 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 1,482 Show data context 6,162 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 1,593 Show data context 5,844 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 1,447 Show data context 5,531 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 1,632 Show data context 5,561 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 1,412 Show data context 5,173 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 1,530 Show data context 4,878 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 1,365 Show data context 4,386 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 1,569 Show data context 4,290 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 1,467 Show data context 4,313 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 1,658 Show data context 4,217 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 1,630 Show data context 4,243 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 1,899 Show data context 4,419 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 1,743 Show data context 4,332 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 2,002 Show data context 4,420 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 1,842 Show data context 4,327 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 2,110 Show data context 4,366 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 1,955 Show data context 4,462 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 2,080 Show data context 4,485 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 1,862 Show data context 4,256 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 2,032 Show data context 4,285 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 1,783 Show data context 4,167 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 1,905 Show data context 4,292 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 1,703 Show data context 4,092 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 1,880 Show data context 3,956 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 1,671 Show data context 4,026 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 1,819 Show data context 4,074 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 1,638 Show data context 3,999 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 1,924 Show data context 4,085 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 1,725 Show data context 3,841 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 1,991 Show data context 3,710 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 1,737 Show data context 3,732 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 1,929 Show data context 3,767 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 1,601 Show data context 3,634 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 1,845 Show data context 3,732 Show data context 5 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 1,546 Show data context 3,484 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 1,695 Show data context 3,532 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 1,595 Show data context 3,403 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 1,647 Show data context 3,364 Show data context 1 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 1,449 Show data context 3,263 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 1,699 Show data context 3,323 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 1,545 Show data context 3,222 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 1,792 Show data context 3,375 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 1,570 Show data context 3,290 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 1,854 Show data context 3,479 Show data context 3 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 1,566 Show data context 3,630 Show data context 2 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 1,881 Show data context 3,570 Show data context 5 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 1,657 Show data context 3,526 Show data context 2 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 1,878 Show data context 3,909 Show data context 4 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 1,620 Show data context 3,821 Show data context 4 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 1,961 Show data context 3,893 Show data context 4 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 162 Show data context 3,888 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 1,971 Show data context 3,983 Show data context 9 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 1,664 Show data context 3,890 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 1,884 Show data context 4,110 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 1,593 Show data context 3,247 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 1,818 Show data context 3,257 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 1,579 Show data context 3,383 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 1,978 Show data context 3,421 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 1,808 Show data context 3,299 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 2,018 Show data context 3,363 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 1,851 Show data context 3,313 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 2,155 Show data context 3,521 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 1,892 Show data context 3,501 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 1,929 Show data context 3,681 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 1,698 Show data context 3,534 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 1,878 Show data context 3,493 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 1,658 Show data context 3,443 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 2,103 Show data context 3,696 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 1,910 Show data context 3,561 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 2,055 Show data context 3,585 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 1,819 Show data context 3,384 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 2,129 Show data context 3,596 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 2,096 Show data context 3,329 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 2,235 Show data context 3,498 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 1,970 Show data context 3,284 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 2,014 Show data context 3,211 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 1,724 Show data context 2,592 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 1,935 Show data context 2,714 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 1,642 Show data context 2,708 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 1,794 Show data context 2,775 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 1,516 Show data context 2,548 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 1,686 Show data context 2,558 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 2,204 Show data context 2,596 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 2,316 Show data context 2,651 Show data context
01 Jan 1916 0 Show data context
01 Jan 1917 0 Show data context
01 Jan 1918 0 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 1,799 Show data context 2,096 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 exact meaning of the term 'able-bodied', as used in the Poor Law system, is a matter of some controversy but is generally understood to exclude the aged and infirm, and 'lunatics', but to include large numbers who were temporarily ill. The system's reports consistently divide those receiving relief into Men, Women and Children.

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Date accessed: 24th August 2019