Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 23,740 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 24,055 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 25,414 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 25,221 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 28,277 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 25,958 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 28,172 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 26,762 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 28,224 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 26,910 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 28,473 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 27,336 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 28,087 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 26,266 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 27,367 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 26,559 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 28,783 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 26,930 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 29,462 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 27,569 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 30,097 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 27,901 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 31,213 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 28,741 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 31,715 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 28,983 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 29,157 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 27,133 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 27,723 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 26,128 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 26,946 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 25,406 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 26,924 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 24,527 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 24,495 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 22,351 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 22,969 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 21,219 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 21,998 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 20,628 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 20,885 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 19,784 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 21,127 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 19,823 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 20,605 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 19,738 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 20,855 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 19,938 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 21,416 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 20,043 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 20,787 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 20,028 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 20,815 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 20,337 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 21,733 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 20,669 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 22,342 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 20,917 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 22,347 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 20,824 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 22,330 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 21,059 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 22,325 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 20,932 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 22,487 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 20,645 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 22,155 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 20,637 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 21,920 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 20,886 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 22,545 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 20,999 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 22,246 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 21,185 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 22,545 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 21,617 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 22,679 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 21,083 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 22,583 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 21,507 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 22,444 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 21,083 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 22,022 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 20,677 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 21,632 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 21,223 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 22,254 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 21,191 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 22,847 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 21,951 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 23,610 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 21,989 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 23,801 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 22,342 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 24,113 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 23,074 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 25,008 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 23,207 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 24,935 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 23,708 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 25,586 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 23,795 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 25,128 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 23,354 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 23,458 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 18,987 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 20,770 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 19,545 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 21,285 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 19,626 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 20,399 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 19,904 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 19,952 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 14,805 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, Hampshire 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: 22nd October 2019