Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 10,335 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 9,987 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 10,017 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 9,753 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 9,911 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 9,905 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 10,070 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 10,156 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 10,409 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 10,355 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 10,072 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 9,631 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 10,069 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 9,817 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 9,973 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 9,636 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 9,605 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 9,298 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 9,900 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 9,978 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 10,161 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 9,930 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 10,420 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 10,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 10,794 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 9,235 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 9,393 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 8,523 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 8,389 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 7,644 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 7,437 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 6,978 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 7,193 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 6,586 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 6,408 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 5,751 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 5,859 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 5,780 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 5,875 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 5,873 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 6,318 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 6,075 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 6,422 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 6,170 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 6,476 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 6,417 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 6,565 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 6,118 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 6,317 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 5,950 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 6,198 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 5,796 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 5,836 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 5,697 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 5,893 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 5,637 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 6,010 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 5,566 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 5,701 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 5,469 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 5,696 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 5,235 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 5,582 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 5,030 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 5,227 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 4,998 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 5,012 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 4,712 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 5,022 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 4,767 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 5,167 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 4,860 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 5,336 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 5,198 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 5,456 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 5,185 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 5,791 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 5,445 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 5,858 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 5,576 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 5,963 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 5,554 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 5,994 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 5,540 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 5,803 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 5,690 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 6,137 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 5,797 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 6,061 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 5,847 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 6,373 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 6,096 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 6,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 6,313 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 6,410 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 6,163 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 6,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 6,203 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 6,363 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 5,930 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 6,474 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 6,180 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 6,495 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 5,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 5,964 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 5,048 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 5,381 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 5,226 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 5,434 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 4,884 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 5,101 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 4,868 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 5,023 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 3,921 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, Shropshire 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: 25th August 2019