Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 11,450 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 10,793 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 11,189 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 11,118 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 12,058 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 10,754 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 11,694 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 10,667 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 11,954 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 11,381 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 11,878 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 11,388 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 12,726 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 11,816 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 12,247 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 11,487 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 12,299 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 11,291 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 12,490 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 11,670 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 12,872 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 11,691 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 13,479 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 12,706 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 14,373 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 12,100 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 12,078 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 10,639 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 11,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 10,076 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 10,598 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 9,784 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 10,161 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 9,117 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 9,078 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 8,219 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 8,399 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 7,610 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 8,145 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 7,518 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 8,000 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 7,364 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 8,040 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 7,495 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 8,123 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 7,420 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 8,209 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 7,462 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 8,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 7,179 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 7,462 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 6,834 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 7,416 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 6,817 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 7,590 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 6,958 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 7,712 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 7,142 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 8,096 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 7,031 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 7,815 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 6,891 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 7,622 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 6,635 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 7,569 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 6,521 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 7,044 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 6,184 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 6,803 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 6,376 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 7,091 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 6,406 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 7,085 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 6,655 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 7,319 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 6,612 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 7,207 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 6,626 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 7,201 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 6,302 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 6,692 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 5,986 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 6,744 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 6,119 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 6,460 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 6,125 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 6,858 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 6,331 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 7,057 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 6,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 7,040 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 6,644 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 7,517 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 7,064 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 7,969 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 7,163 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 7,869 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 7,393 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 8,179 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 7,380 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 8,117 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 7,468 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 7,966 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 7,367 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 7,067 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 6,169 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 6,795 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 6,347 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 6,790 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 6,100 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 6,546 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 6,322 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 6,709 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 5,250 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, Berkshire 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: 25th February 2020