Variable : Total receiving welfare assistance

Variables serve as the dimensions of nCubes, and are generally based on the questions on forms such as the census schedule. However, in the aggregate data held in the Vision of Britain system we do not store the individual responses but counts of the number of each kind of response, so variables are made up of categories, such as age groups.

Total receiving welfare assistance
Variable (V)
This variable measures the total number of persons receiving Poor Relief, National Assistance, Income Support or whatever form non-contributory assistance to the poor took at the relevant date. NB the available sources of data do not generally provide direct information on numbers not receiving welfare.

Variable " Total receiving welfare assistance " is contained within:

Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_WK Work and Poverty

Datasets or nCubes, containing the actual data:

Entity ID Entity Name
N_WELFARE_TOT Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

Variable " Total receiving welfare assistance " contains:

Categories, defining the values available for each variable :

Entity ID Entity Name
C_WELFARE_TOT_1 Receiving welfare