Population totals for computing welfare rates

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Year Total population Able-bodied males
01 Jan 1859 18,279,867 Show data context 5,260,219 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 18,384,050 Show data context 5,286,754 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 18,488,827 Show data context 5,313,422 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 18,594,201 Show data context 5,340,226 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 18,700,176 Show data context 5,367,164 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 18,812,975 Show data context 5,396,444 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 18,932,715 Show data context 5,428,102 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 19,053,216 Show data context 5,459,945 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 19,174,484 Show data context 5,491,976 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 19,296,524 Show data context 5,524,194 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 19,419,341 Show data context 5,556,601 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 19,542,940 Show data context 5,589,199 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 19,667,325 Show data context 5,621,987 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 19,792,502 Show data context 5,654,968 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 19,918,476 Show data context 5,688,143 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 20,045,251 Show data context 5,721,512 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 20,172,834 Show data context 5,755,077 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 20,301,228 Show data context 5,788,839 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 20,430,439 Show data context 5,822,798 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 20,560,473 Show data context 5,856,957 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 20,691,335 Show data context 5,891,317 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 20,823,029 Show data context 5,925,878 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 20,955,562 Show data context 5,960,642 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 21,088,938 Show data context 5,995,609 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 21,223,163 Show data context 6,030,782 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 21,363,209 Show data context 6,068,807 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 21,509,178 Show data context 6,109,734 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 21,656,144 Show data context 6,150,938 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 21,804,114 Show data context 6,192,419 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 21,953,096 Show data context 6,234,180 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 22,103,095 Show data context 6,276,222 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 22,254,120 Show data context 6,318,549 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 22,406,176 Show data context 6,361,160 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 22,559,271 Show data context 6,404,059 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 22,713,413 Show data context 6,447,247 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 22,868,607 Show data context 6,490,727 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 23,024,862 Show data context 6,534,500 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 23,182,185 Show data context 6,578,568 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 23,340,582 Show data context 6,622,933 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 23,500,062 Show data context 6,667,597 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 23,660,632 Show data context 6,712,563 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 23,822,298 Show data context 6,757,832 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 23,985,069 Show data context 6,803,406 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 24,148,953 Show data context 6,849,287 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 24,313,956 Show data context 6,895,478 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 24,463,894 Show data context 6,940,213 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 24,598,475 Show data context 6,983,461 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 24,733,796 Show data context 7,026,978 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 24,869,861 Show data context 7,070,766 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 25,006,676 Show data context 7,114,827 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 25,144,242 Show data context 7,159,163 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 25,282,566 Show data context 7,203,775 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 25,421,650 Show data context 7,248,665 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 25,561,500 Show data context 7,293,834 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 25,702,119 Show data context 7,339,285 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 25,843,511 Show data context 7,385,020 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 25,985,682 Show data context 7,431,039 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 26,128,634 Show data context 7,477,345 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 26,272,373 Show data context 7,523,940 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 26,416,902 Show data context 7,570,825 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 26,562,227 Show data context 7,618,002 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 26,708,351 Show data context 7,665,473 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 26,855,279 Show data context 7,713,240 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 27,003,015 Show data context 7,761,305 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 27,151,564 Show data context 7,809,669 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 27,303,829 Show data context 7,864,966 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 27,459,864 Show data context 7,927,339 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 27,616,790 Show data context 7,990,206 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 27,774,613 Show data context 8,053,571 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 27,933,338 Show data context 8,117,440 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 28,092,970 Show data context 8,181,814 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 28,253,514 Show data context 8,246,700 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 28,414,975 Show data context 8,312,100 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 28,577,360 Show data context 8,378,018 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 28,740,672 Show data context 8,444,459 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 28,904,918 Show data context 8,511,427 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 29,070,102 Show data context 8,578,927 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 29,236,230 Show data context 8,646,961 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 29,403,308 Show data context 8,715,535 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 29,571,340 Show data context 8,784,653 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 29,740,333 Show data context 8,854,319 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 29,910,291 Show data context 8,924,538 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 30,081,221 Show data context 8,995,313 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 30,253,127 Show data context 9,066,650 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 30,426,016 Show data context 9,138,552 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 30,585,760 Show data context 9,201,681 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 30,732,140 Show data context 9,255,847 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 30,879,221 Show data context 9,310,331 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 31,027,006 Show data context 9,365,137 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 31,175,498 Show data context 9,420,265 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 31,324,701 Show data context 9,475,717 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 31,474,618 Show data context 9,531,496 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 31,625,253 Show data context 9,587,603 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 31,776,608 Show data context 9,644,041 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 31,928,688 Show data context 9,700,810 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 32,081,496 Show data context 9,757,914 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 32,235,035 Show data context 9,815,354 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 32,389,308 Show data context 9,873,132 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 32,544,321 Show data context 9,931,251 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 32,700,075 Show data context 9,989,711 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 32,856,574 Show data context 10,048,516 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 33,013,822 Show data context 10,107,666 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 33,171,823 Show data context 10,167,165 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 33,330,581 Show data context 10,227,014 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 33,490,097 Show data context 10,287,216 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 33,610,675 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 33,691,888 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 33,773,297 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 33,854,903 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 33,936,706 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 34,018,706 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 34,100,905 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 34,183,302 Show data context
01 Jan 1916 34,348,695 Show data context
01 Jan 1917 34,514,888 Show data context
01 Jan 1918 34,681,885 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 34,849,690 Show data context
Date: Source:
1859 - 1919 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, England Dep through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Population totals for computing welfare rates, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th August 2022