Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 204,175 Show data context 58,239 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 204,498 Show data context 58,256 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 204,822 Show data context 58,272 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 205,147 Show data context 58,288 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 205,472 Show data context 58,305 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 206,127 Show data context 58,439 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 207,115 Show data context 58,692 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 208,108 Show data context 58,946 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 209,105 Show data context 59,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 210,107 Show data context 59,457 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 211,114 Show data context 59,715 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 212,126 Show data context 59,973 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 213,142 Show data context 60,233 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 214,164 Show data context 60,494 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 215,190 Show data context 60,755 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 216,221 Show data context 61,018 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 217,257 Show data context 61,282 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 218,299 Show data context 61,548 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 219,345 Show data context 61,814 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 220,396 Show data context 62,082 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 221,452 Show data context 62,350 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 222,513 Show data context 62,620 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 223,580 Show data context 62,891 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 224,651 Show data context 63,163 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 225,728 Show data context 63,437 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 226,785 Show data context 63,740 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 227,822 Show data context 64,072 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 228,864 Show data context 64,407 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 229,911 Show data context 64,743 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 230,963 Show data context 65,081 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 232,019 Show data context 65,421 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 233,080 Show data context 65,762 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 234,147 Show data context 66,105 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 235,218 Show data context 66,450 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 236,294 Show data context 66,797 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 237,374 Show data context 67,146 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 238,460 Show data context 67,496 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 239,551 Show data context 67,849 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 240,647 Show data context 68,203 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 241,747 Show data context 68,559 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 242,853 Show data context 68,916 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 243,964 Show data context 69,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 245,080 Show data context 69,638 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 246,201 Show data context 70,001 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 247,327 Show data context 70,367 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 248,384 Show data context 70,697 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 249,371 Show data context 70,991 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 250,362 Show data context 71,287 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 251,357 Show data context 71,584 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 252,356 Show data context 71,882 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 253,359 Show data context 72,181 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 254,366 Show data context 72,482 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 255,377 Show data context 72,783 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 256,392 Show data context 73,086 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 257,411 Show data context 73,391 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 258,434 Show data context 73,696 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 259,461 Show data context 74,003 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 260,492 Show data context 74,312 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 261,527 Show data context 74,621 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 262,566 Show data context 74,932 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 263,610 Show data context 75,244 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 264,657 Show data context 75,557 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 265,709 Show data context 75,872 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 266,765 Show data context 76,188 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 267,825 Show data context 76,505 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 268,726 Show data context 76,842 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 269,466 Show data context 77,200 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 270,208 Show data context 77,560 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 270,953 Show data context 77,922 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 271,699 Show data context 78,285 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 272,447 Show data context 78,650 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 273,197 Show data context 79,016 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 273,950 Show data context 79,384 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 274,704 Show data context 79,754 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 275,461 Show data context 80,126 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 276,219 Show data context 80,499 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 276,980 Show data context 80,874 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 277,743 Show data context 81,251 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 278,508 Show data context 81,630 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 279,275 Show data context 82,010 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 280,044 Show data context 82,392 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 280,815 Show data context 82,776 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 281,588 Show data context 83,162 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 282,364 Show data context 83,549 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 283,141 Show data context 83,939 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 284,012 Show data context 84,359 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 284,975 Show data context 84,812 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 285,942 Show data context 85,267 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 286,912 Show data context 85,724 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 287,886 Show data context 86,184 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 288,863 Show data context 86,647 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 289,843 Show data context 87,112 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 290,826 Show data context 87,579 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 291,813 Show data context 88,049 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 292,803 Show data context 88,521 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 293,797 Show data context 88,996 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 294,794 Show data context 89,474 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 295,794 Show data context 89,954 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 296,798 Show data context 90,436 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 297,805 Show data context 90,922 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 298,815 Show data context 91,409 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 299,829 Show data context 91,900 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 300,846 Show data context 92,393 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 301,867 Show data context 92,888 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 302,892 Show data context 93,387 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 303,971 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 303,971 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 306,037 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 306,037 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 308,167 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 308,167 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 319,010 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 319,010 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, Berkshire 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/10073868/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 05th April 2020