Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 22,465 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 22,363 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 22,583 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 22,630 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 24,193 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 25,208 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 27,348 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 26,046 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 27,587 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 26,814 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 27,396 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 27,505 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 27,315 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 27,531 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 27,652 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 27,827 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 29,685 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 29,401 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 32,148 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 32,943 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 32,348 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 32,446 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 32,639 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 31,555 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 32,622 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 32,276 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 32,009 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 28,917 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 27,748 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 26,225 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 25,962 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 26,139 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 26,330 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 25,461 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 25,683 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 25,620 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 26,817 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 27,770 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 29,718 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 30,563 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 35,583 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 35,320 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 35,094 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 35,902 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 36,762 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 36,811 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 36,654 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 35,651 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 35,909 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 35,166 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 35,421 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 35,353 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 36,193 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 35,224 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 36,974 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 37,848 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 39,455 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 38,766 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 38,927 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 37,190 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 37,533 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 36,084 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 35,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 34,489 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 34,543 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 32,520 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 32,744 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 32,516 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 33,663 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 34,376 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 35,469 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 35,150 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 36,408 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 35,583 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 36,414 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 35,135 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 36,279 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 34,663 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 35,809 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 34,827 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 35,471 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 33,471 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 34,419 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 33,062 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 34,057 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 33,563 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 35,279 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 34,670 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 36,780 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 35,863 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 37,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 37,851 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 41,956 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 39,426 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 39,228 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 37,680 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 38,313 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 36,717 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 37,294 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 35,841 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 39,082 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 38,013 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 38,640 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 36,666 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 35,569 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 30,635 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 31,255 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 29,912 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 29,677 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 29,477 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 28,370 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 28,043 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 29,043 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 19,071 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, Staffordshire RegC through time | Work & Poverty Statistics | Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 12th July 2024