Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 181,033 Show data context 50,612 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 181,290 Show data context 50,707 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 181,548 Show data context 50,802 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 181,806 Show data context 50,897 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 182,064 Show data context 50,992 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 182,360 Show data context 51,077 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 182,695 Show data context 51,150 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 183,030 Show data context 51,223 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 183,366 Show data context 51,296 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 183,703 Show data context 51,370 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 184,040 Show data context 51,444 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 184,378 Show data context 51,517 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 184,716 Show data context 51,591 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 185,055 Show data context 51,665 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 185,395 Show data context 51,739 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 185,736 Show data context 51,813 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 186,076 Show data context 51,888 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 186,418 Show data context 51,962 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 186,760 Show data context 52,036 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 187,103 Show data context 52,111 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 187,447 Show data context 52,186 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 187,791 Show data context 52,260 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 188,135 Show data context 52,335 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 188,481 Show data context 52,410 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 188,827 Show data context 52,485 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 188,898 Show data context 52,516 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 188,695 Show data context 52,503 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 188,492 Show data context 52,489 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 188,289 Show data context 52,475 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 188,086 Show data context 52,462 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 187,884 Show data context 52,448 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 187,681 Show data context 52,434 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 187,479 Show data context 52,421 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 187,277 Show data context 52,407 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 187,076 Show data context 52,394 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 186,874 Show data context 52,380 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 186,673 Show data context 52,366 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 186,472 Show data context 52,353 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 186,272 Show data context 52,339 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 186,071 Show data context 52,326 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 185,871 Show data context 52,312 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 185,671 Show data context 52,298 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 185,471 Show data context 52,285 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 185,271 Show data context 52,271 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 185,072 Show data context 52,258 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 185,072 Show data context 52,282 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 185,271 Show data context 52,344 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 185,470 Show data context 52,406 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 185,670 Show data context 52,468 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 185,870 Show data context 52,530 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 186,070 Show data context 52,592 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 186,270 Show data context 52,655 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 186,470 Show data context 52,717 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 186,671 Show data context 52,779 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 186,872 Show data context 52,842 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 187,073 Show data context 52,905 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 187,275 Show data context 52,967 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 187,476 Show data context 53,030 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 187,678 Show data context 53,093 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 187,880 Show data context 53,156 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 188,082 Show data context 53,219 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 188,285 Show data context 53,282 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 188,487 Show data context 53,345 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 188,690 Show data context 53,408 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 188,893 Show data context 53,471 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 189,262 Show data context 53,676 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 189,797 Show data context 54,025 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 190,333 Show data context 54,376 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 190,871 Show data context 54,729 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 191,410 Show data context 55,084 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 191,951 Show data context 55,442 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 192,494 Show data context 55,802 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 193,037 Show data context 56,164 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 193,583 Show data context 56,529 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 194,130 Show data context 56,896 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 194,679 Show data context 57,265 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 195,229 Show data context 57,637 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 195,780 Show data context 58,011 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 196,334 Show data context 58,388 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 196,888 Show data context 58,767 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 197,445 Show data context 59,148 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 198,003 Show data context 59,532 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 198,562 Show data context 59,919 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 199,123 Show data context 60,308 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 199,686 Show data context 60,699 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 200,457 Show data context 61,141 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 201,439 Show data context 61,633 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 202,425 Show data context 62,129 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 203,417 Show data context 62,629 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 204,413 Show data context 63,134 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 205,414 Show data context 63,642 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 206,420 Show data context 64,154 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 207,431 Show data context 64,671 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 208,447 Show data context 65,191 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 209,468 Show data context 65,716 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 210,494 Show data context 66,245 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 211,525 Show data context 66,779 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 212,561 Show data context 67,316 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 213,602 Show data context 67,858 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 214,648 Show data context 68,405 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 215,699 Show data context 68,955 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 216,756 Show data context 69,510 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 217,817 Show data context 70,070 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 218,884 Show data context 70,634 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 219,956 Show data context 71,203 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 221,048 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 221,048 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 223,212 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 223,212 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 225,412 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 225,412 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 225,652 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 225,652 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, Dorset 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/10024985/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 05th August 2020