Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 403,261 Show data context 115,869 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 403,457 Show data context 115,753 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 403,653 Show data context 115,636 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 403,849 Show data context 115,520 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 404,045 Show data context 115,404 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 404,725 Show data context 115,467 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 405,891 Show data context 115,711 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 407,060 Show data context 115,955 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 408,232 Show data context 116,199 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 409,408 Show data context 116,444 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 410,588 Show data context 116,690 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 411,770 Show data context 116,935 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 412,957 Show data context 117,182 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 414,146 Show data context 117,429 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 415,339 Show data context 117,676 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 416,536 Show data context 117,924 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 417,735 Show data context 118,173 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 418,939 Show data context 118,422 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 420,146 Show data context 118,672 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 421,356 Show data context 118,922 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 422,570 Show data context 119,172 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 423,787 Show data context 119,424 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 425,008 Show data context 119,675 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 426,232 Show data context 119,928 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 427,460 Show data context 120,180 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 428,917 Show data context 120,596 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 430,605 Show data context 121,177 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 432,299 Show data context 121,760 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 434,001 Show data context 122,346 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 435,709 Show data context 122,935 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 437,424 Show data context 123,527 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 439,145 Show data context 124,121 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 440,874 Show data context 124,719 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 442,609 Show data context 125,319 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 444,351 Show data context 125,922 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 446,100 Show data context 126,528 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 447,855 Show data context 127,137 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 449,618 Show data context 127,749 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 451,388 Show data context 128,364 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 453,164 Show data context 128,982 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 454,948 Show data context 129,603 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 456,738 Show data context 130,227 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 458,536 Show data context 130,854 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 460,341 Show data context 131,484 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 462,152 Show data context 132,116 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 463,166 Show data context 132,446 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 463,376 Show data context 132,471 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 463,586 Show data context 132,495 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 463,797 Show data context 132,520 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 464,007 Show data context 132,545 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 464,218 Show data context 132,569 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 464,428 Show data context 132,594 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 464,639 Show data context 132,618 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 464,850 Show data context 132,643 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 465,061 Show data context 132,667 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 465,272 Show data context 132,692 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 465,483 Show data context 132,717 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 465,694 Show data context 132,741 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 465,905 Show data context 132,766 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 466,117 Show data context 132,791 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 466,328 Show data context 132,815 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 466,540 Show data context 132,840 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 466,751 Show data context 132,864 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 466,963 Show data context 132,889 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 467,175 Show data context 132,914 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 467,907 Show data context 133,280 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 469,162 Show data context 133,992 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 470,420 Show data context 134,707 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 471,682 Show data context 135,426 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 472,947 Show data context 136,149 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 474,215 Show data context 136,876 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 475,487 Show data context 137,607 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 476,762 Show data context 138,341 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 478,041 Show data context 139,080 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 479,323 Show data context 139,822 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 480,609 Show data context 140,568 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 481,897 Show data context 141,319 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 483,190 Show data context 142,073 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 484,486 Show data context 142,832 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 485,785 Show data context 143,594 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 487,088 Show data context 144,361 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 488,394 Show data context 145,131 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 489,704 Show data context 145,906 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 491,017 Show data context 146,685 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 492,334 Show data context 147,468 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 494,512 Show data context 148,500 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 497,561 Show data context 149,788 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 500,629 Show data context 151,086 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 503,715 Show data context 152,396 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 506,821 Show data context 153,717 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 509,946 Show data context 155,050 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 513,090 Show data context 156,394 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 516,254 Show data context 157,749 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 519,437 Show data context 159,117 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 522,640 Show data context 160,496 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 525,862 Show data context 161,887 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 529,105 Show data context 163,291 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 532,367 Show data context 164,706 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 535,650 Show data context 166,134 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 538,953 Show data context 167,574 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 542,276 Show data context 169,027 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 545,619 Show data context 170,492 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 548,983 Show data context 171,970 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 552,368 Show data context 173,461 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 555,774 Show data context 174,964 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 559,242 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 559,242 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 566,025 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 566,025 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 572,938 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 572,938 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 573,690 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 573,690 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, Lincolnshire 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/10054771/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 19th August 2019