Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 256,836 Show data context 76,089 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 257,625 Show data context 76,352 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 258,418 Show data context 76,616 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 259,212 Show data context 76,882 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 260,010 Show data context 77,148 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 260,572 Show data context 77,229 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 260,898 Show data context 77,126 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 261,224 Show data context 77,023 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 261,551 Show data context 76,920 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 261,878 Show data context 76,817 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 262,206 Show data context 76,714 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 262,534 Show data context 76,612 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 262,862 Show data context 76,509 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 263,191 Show data context 76,407 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 263,521 Show data context 76,305 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 263,850 Show data context 76,203 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 264,180 Show data context 76,101 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 264,511 Show data context 75,999 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 264,842 Show data context 75,897 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 265,173 Show data context 75,796 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 265,505 Show data context 75,694 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 265,837 Show data context 75,593 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 266,170 Show data context 75,492 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 266,503 Show data context 75,391 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 266,836 Show data context 75,290 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 266,975 Show data context 75,260 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 266,919 Show data context 75,299 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 266,864 Show data context 75,338 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 266,808 Show data context 75,377 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 266,752 Show data context 75,416 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 266,696 Show data context 75,455 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 266,641 Show data context 75,494 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 266,585 Show data context 75,533 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 266,529 Show data context 75,572 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 266,474 Show data context 75,611 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 266,418 Show data context 75,651 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 266,362 Show data context 75,690 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 266,307 Show data context 75,729 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 266,251 Show data context 75,768 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 266,196 Show data context 75,808 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 266,140 Show data context 75,847 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 266,084 Show data context 75,886 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 266,029 Show data context 75,926 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 265,973 Show data context 75,965 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 265,918 Show data context 76,004 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 265,606 Show data context 75,951 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 265,039 Show data context 75,807 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 264,473 Show data context 75,662 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 263,909 Show data context 75,518 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 263,345 Show data context 75,374 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 262,783 Show data context 75,230 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 262,222 Show data context 75,086 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 261,662 Show data context 74,943 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 261,104 Show data context 74,800 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 260,546 Show data context 74,658 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 259,990 Show data context 74,515 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 259,435 Show data context 74,373 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 258,881 Show data context 74,231 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 258,329 Show data context 74,090 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 257,777 Show data context 73,948 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 257,227 Show data context 73,807 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 256,678 Show data context 73,667 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 256,130 Show data context 73,526 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 255,583 Show data context 73,386 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 255,037 Show data context 73,246 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 254,872 Show data context 73,279 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 255,087 Show data context 73,485 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 255,301 Show data context 73,692 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 255,516 Show data context 73,900 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 255,731 Show data context 74,108 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 255,947 Show data context 74,316 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 256,162 Show data context 74,525 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 256,378 Show data context 74,735 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 256,593 Show data context 74,946 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 256,809 Show data context 75,157 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 257,026 Show data context 75,368 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 257,242 Show data context 75,580 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 257,458 Show data context 75,793 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 257,675 Show data context 76,006 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 257,892 Show data context 76,220 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 258,109 Show data context 76,435 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 258,326 Show data context 76,650 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 258,544 Show data context 76,866 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 258,761 Show data context 77,082 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 258,979 Show data context 77,299 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 259,260 Show data context 77,507 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 259,604 Show data context 77,704 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 259,948 Show data context 77,902 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 260,293 Show data context 78,101 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 260,639 Show data context 78,300 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 260,985 Show data context 78,500 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 261,331 Show data context 78,700 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 261,678 Show data context 78,900 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 262,025 Show data context 79,102 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 262,373 Show data context 79,303 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 262,721 Show data context 79,505 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 263,070 Show data context 79,708 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 263,419 Show data context 79,911 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 263,768 Show data context 80,115 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 264,118 Show data context 80,319 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 264,469 Show data context 80,524 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 264,820 Show data context 80,729 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 265,171 Show data context 80,935 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 265,523 Show data context 81,142 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 265,876 Show data context 81,348 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 266,268 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 266,268 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 266,974 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 266,974 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 267,721 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 267,721 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 267,802 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 267,802 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, Shropshire RegC through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Population totals for computing welfare rates, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd August 2019