Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 753,425 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 737,950 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 770,747 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 736,397 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 815,691 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 764,572 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 866,380 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 846,273 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 1,062,077 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 919,706 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 931,919 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 833,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 896,111 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 813,221 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 846,755 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 805,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 883,422 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 845,323 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 957,862 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 889,163 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 961,461 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 894,501 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 1,000,373 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 905,251 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 1,000,891 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 890,820 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 898,782 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 798,610 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 814,668 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 750,506 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 763,263 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 717,604 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 751,895 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 681,243 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 689,238 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 645,213 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 669,553 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 647,620 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 682,881 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 660,663 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 737,654 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 704,731 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 774,305 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 704,503 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 741,521 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 705,564 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 737,229 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 696,233 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 737,917 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 689,344 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 716,245 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 690,883 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 726,282 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 686,793 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 750,304 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 707,069 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 758,319 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 706,441 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 767,555 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 710,920 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 753,968 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 695,304 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 731,993 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 680,232 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 721,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 670,638 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 703,916 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 760,755 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 724,667 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 695,428 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 761,267 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 707,332 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 767,127 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 730,733 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 778,855 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 733,210 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 774,293 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 730,365 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 775,036 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 736,641 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 758,342 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 717,030 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 747,254 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 702,927 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 742,214 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 719,958 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 764,073 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 738,411 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 785,901 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 745,930 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 806,383 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 774,893 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 868,153 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 805,944 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 860,636 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 800,849 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 854,034 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 802,851 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 860,608 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 817,175 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 892,823 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 837,706 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 874,305 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 809,515 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 822,464 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 697,481 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 738,470 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 711,471 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 730,931 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 674,713 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 699,732 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 680,623 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 700,169 Show data context
01 Jan 1916 108,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1917 100,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1918 91,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 500,171 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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Date accessed: 19th October 2019