Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 316,922 Show data context 89,632 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 318,434 Show data context 89,910 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 319,954 Show data context 90,189 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 321,480 Show data context 90,469 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 323,014 Show data context 90,750 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 324,539 Show data context 91,105 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 326,055 Show data context 91,535 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 327,577 Show data context 91,967 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 329,107 Show data context 92,401 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 330,644 Show data context 92,837 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 332,188 Show data context 93,275 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 333,739 Show data context 93,715 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 335,298 Show data context 94,157 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 336,863 Show data context 94,601 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 338,436 Show data context 95,047 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 340,017 Show data context 95,496 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 341,605 Show data context 95,946 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 343,200 Show data context 96,399 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 344,803 Show data context 96,854 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 346,413 Show data context 97,311 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 348,030 Show data context 97,770 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 349,656 Show data context 98,231 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 351,289 Show data context 98,695 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 352,929 Show data context 99,160 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 354,577 Show data context 99,628 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 357,279 Show data context 100,428 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 361,058 Show data context 101,568 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 364,876 Show data context 102,721 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 368,736 Show data context 103,887 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 372,636 Show data context 105,066 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 376,577 Show data context 106,259 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 380,560 Show data context 107,465 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 384,585 Show data context 108,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 388,653 Show data context 109,919 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 392,764 Show data context 111,166 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 396,918 Show data context 112,428 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 401,116 Show data context 113,705 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 405,359 Show data context 114,995 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 409,646 Show data context 116,301 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 413,979 Show data context 117,621 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 418,358 Show data context 118,956 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 422,783 Show data context 120,306 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 427,255 Show data context 121,672 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 431,774 Show data context 123,053 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 436,340 Show data context 124,450 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 440,196 Show data context 125,566 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 443,322 Show data context 126,394 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 446,469 Show data context 127,228 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 449,639 Show data context 128,067 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 452,831 Show data context 128,912 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 456,046 Show data context 129,762 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 459,284 Show data context 130,618 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 462,544 Show data context 131,479 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 465,828 Show data context 132,347 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 469,135 Show data context 133,219 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 472,466 Show data context 134,098 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 475,820 Show data context 134,983 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 479,199 Show data context 135,873 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 482,601 Show data context 136,769 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 486,027 Show data context 137,671 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 489,478 Show data context 138,579 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 492,953 Show data context 139,493 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 496,452 Show data context 140,413 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 499,977 Show data context 141,339 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 503,527 Show data context 142,272 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 507,416 Show data context 143,534 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 511,651 Show data context 145,136 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 515,922 Show data context 146,755 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 520,228 Show data context 148,393 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 524,571 Show data context 150,049 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 528,949 Show data context 151,723 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 533,364 Show data context 153,416 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 537,816 Show data context 155,128 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 542,306 Show data context 156,860 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 546,832 Show data context 158,610 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 551,397 Show data context 160,380 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 555,999 Show data context 162,170 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 560,640 Show data context 163,979 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 565,320 Show data context 165,809 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 570,039 Show data context 167,659 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 574,797 Show data context 169,530 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 579,595 Show data context 171,422 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 584,433 Show data context 173,335 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 589,311 Show data context 175,269 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 594,230 Show data context 177,225 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 599,441 Show data context 179,137 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 604,950 Show data context 181,004 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 610,511 Show data context 182,891 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 616,122 Show data context 184,797 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 621,785 Show data context 186,723 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 627,500 Show data context 188,669 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 633,267 Show data context 190,635 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 639,087 Show data context 192,622 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 644,961 Show data context 194,629 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 650,889 Show data context 196,657 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 656,871 Show data context 198,707 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 662,909 Show data context 200,778 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 669,002 Show data context 202,870 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 675,151 Show data context 204,985 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 681,356 Show data context 207,121 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 687,618 Show data context 209,280 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 693,938 Show data context 211,461 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 700,316 Show data context 213,664 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 706,753 Show data context 215,891 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 713,249 Show data context 218,141 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 719,621 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 719,621 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 732,386 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 732,386 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 745,227 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 745,227 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 746,626 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 746,626 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, Nottinghamshire 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/10134742/cube/WELFARE_POP

Date accessed: 14th August 2020