Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 12,550 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 12,258 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 12,543 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 12,242 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 12,644 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 12,207 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 12,912 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 12,468 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 13,091 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 12,518 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 12,936 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 12,431 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 12,967 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 12,643 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 13,318 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 12,593 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 13,229 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 12,921 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 13,737 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 13,101 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 14,028 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 13,098 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 14,036 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 13,309 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 14,923 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 13,577 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 14,038 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 13,065 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 13,548 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 12,903 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 12,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 12,045 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 12,580 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 11,598 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 11,565 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 10,535 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 10,514 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 9,864 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 9,704 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 9,226 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 9,323 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 9,069 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 9,246 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 8,998 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 9,260 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 9,199 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 9,499 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 9,068 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 9,339 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 8,579 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 8,763 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 8,242 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 8,481 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 8,067 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 8,350 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 7,996 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 8,368 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 8,179 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 8,617 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 8,285 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 8,767 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 8,056 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 8,369 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 8,051 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 8,075 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 7,941 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 8,217 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 7,706 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 8,014 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 7,907 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 8,199 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 7,698 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 8,001 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 8,101 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 8,564 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 8,187 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 8,693 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 8,177 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 8,516 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 8,114 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 8,532 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 8,070 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 8,303 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 7,787 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 8,091 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 7,925 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 8,165 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 7,861 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 8,129 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 7,601 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 8,174 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 7,924 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 8,270 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 7,884 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 8,217 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 7,938 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 8,460 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 8,036 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 8,320 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 7,830 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 8,098 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 7,701 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 7,893 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 7,539 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 7,521 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 5,988 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 6,354 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 6,011 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 6,526 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 5,971 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 6,206 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 6,056 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 6,005 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 4,597 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, Dorset 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: 14th August 2020