Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 443,746 Show data context 132,169 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 446,583 Show data context 133,036 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 449,437 Show data context 133,910 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 452,310 Show data context 134,789 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 455,201 Show data context 135,673 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 458,274 Show data context 136,587 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 461,531 Show data context 137,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 464,811 Show data context 138,479 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 468,115 Show data context 139,435 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 471,442 Show data context 140,397 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 474,793 Show data context 141,366 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 478,168 Show data context 142,342 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 481,566 Show data context 143,324 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 484,989 Show data context 144,314 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 488,436 Show data context 145,310 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 491,908 Show data context 146,313 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 495,404 Show data context 147,323 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 498,925 Show data context 148,340 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 502,471 Show data context 149,363 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 506,042 Show data context 150,394 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 509,639 Show data context 151,432 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 513,261 Show data context 152,478 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 516,909 Show data context 153,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 520,583 Show data context 154,590 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 524,283 Show data context 155,657 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 527,322 Show data context 156,406 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 529,687 Show data context 156,832 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 532,063 Show data context 157,259 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 534,449 Show data context 157,688 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 536,847 Show data context 158,118 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 539,255 Show data context 158,548 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 541,673 Show data context 158,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 544,103 Show data context 159,414 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 546,544 Show data context 159,848 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 548,995 Show data context 160,284 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 551,457 Show data context 160,721 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 553,931 Show data context 161,159 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 556,416 Show data context 161,598 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 558,911 Show data context 162,038 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 561,418 Show data context 162,480 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 563,937 Show data context 162,923 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 566,466 Show data context 163,366 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 569,007 Show data context 163,812 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 571,559 Show data context 164,258 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 574,123 Show data context 164,706 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 577,522 Show data context 165,530 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 581,770 Show data context 166,736 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 586,049 Show data context 167,951 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 590,360 Show data context 169,175 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 594,703 Show data context 170,408 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 599,078 Show data context 171,650 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 603,485 Show data context 172,901 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 607,924 Show data context 174,161 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 612,396 Show data context 175,430 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 616,901 Show data context 176,709 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 621,439 Show data context 177,996 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 626,010 Show data context 179,293 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 630,615 Show data context 180,600 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 635,254 Show data context 181,916 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 639,927 Show data context 183,242 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 644,635 Show data context 184,577 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 649,377 Show data context 185,922 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 654,153 Show data context 187,277 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 658,966 Show data context 188,642 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 663,813 Show data context 190,017 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 668,635 Show data context 191,626 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 673,430 Show data context 193,475 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 678,259 Show data context 195,342 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 683,123 Show data context 197,226 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 688,022 Show data context 199,129 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 692,956 Show data context 201,051 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 697,926 Show data context 202,991 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 702,931 Show data context 204,949 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 707,972 Show data context 206,927 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 713,049 Show data context 208,923 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 718,163 Show data context 210,939 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 723,313 Show data context 212,975 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 728,500 Show data context 215,029 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 733,724 Show data context 217,104 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 738,986 Show data context 219,199 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 744,286 Show data context 221,314 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 749,623 Show data context 223,449 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 754,999 Show data context 225,606 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 760,414 Show data context 227,782 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 765,867 Show data context 229,980 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 771,974 Show data context 232,452 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 778,750 Show data context 235,207 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 785,585 Show data context 237,994 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 792,481 Show data context 240,814 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 799,437 Show data context 243,668 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 806,454 Show data context 246,555 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 813,533 Show data context 249,477 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 820,673 Show data context 252,433 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 827,877 Show data context 255,424 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 835,144 Show data context 258,451 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 842,474 Show data context 261,514 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 849,869 Show data context 264,613 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 857,329 Show data context 267,748 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 864,854 Show data context 270,921 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 872,445 Show data context 274,132 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 880,103 Show data context 277,380 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 887,828 Show data context 280,667 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 895,621 Show data context 283,993 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 903,482 Show data context 287,358 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 911,413 Show data context 290,763 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 919,314 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 919,314 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 934,844 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 934,844 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 950,577 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 950,577 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 952,291 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 952,291 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, Hampshire 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/10107350/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 23rd May 2019