Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 26,816 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 24,804 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 26,999 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 23,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 26,874 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 24,428 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 27,139 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 24,131 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 26,457 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 24,308 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 25,878 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 23,784 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 25,439 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 23,707 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 24,737 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 23,101 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 25,331 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 24,270 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 27,246 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 25,286 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 28,694 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 25,906 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 30,839 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 27,769 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 31,248 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 28,037 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 29,149 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 24,775 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 25,746 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 23,507 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 24,416 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 22,131 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 23,572 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 20,677 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 21,394 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 19,353 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 20,042 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 18,851 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 19,651 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 18,296 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 20,172 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 18,981 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 21,093 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 19,198 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 20,751 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 19,418 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 20,929 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 19,087 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 20,798 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 18,755 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 20,401 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 18,652 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 20,339 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 18,893 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 21,318 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 19,812 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 21,671 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 19,943 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 22,341 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 20,543 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 22,306 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 19,590 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 21,698 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 19,508 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 21,852 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 19,750 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 21,238 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 19,393 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 21,443 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 19,918 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 22,521 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 20,525 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 23,060 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 21,428 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 24,148 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 21,727 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 23,857 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 21,617 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 23,749 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 21,857 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 22,948 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 21,263 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 22,522 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 20,729 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 22,581 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 21,330 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 23,747 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 21,795 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 24,142 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 21,758 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 24,459 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 22,184 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 26,101 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 22,511 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 25,464 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 23,090 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 26,474 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 23,209 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 28,363 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 24,000 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 29,850 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 24,441 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 27,011 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 24,287 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 25,294 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 19,710 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 22,192 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 20,520 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 22,336 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 19,741 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 21,503 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 19,711 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 20,837 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 14,857 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, Kent 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: 28th October 2021