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The DWP Statistical Summary brings together key National Statistics on DWP administered benefits, some employment programmes and JSA (Jobseeker's Allowance) sanctions and vacancies. To provide a more complete picture of DWP responsibility, statistics on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (administered by Local Authorities) and the Child Support Agency are also included.

The Summary is published monthly, containing Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit National Statistics together with official statistics giving early estimates of inactive benefit caseloads<, plus a link to the latest report on Flexible New Deal.< Each quarter (in May, August, November and February), a larger document also contains the detail of DWP administered benefits, some employment programmes, JSA sanctions, vacancies and Child Support Agency.

Alongside the Statistical Summary, there are a large number of tables which enable the user to delve in to the detail. These are provided to the user as:

  • The DWP Tabulation Tool< - for DWP administered benefits and Employment Programmes the Tabulation Tool provides the user with an interactive tool to select one of thousands of possible tabulations. This Tabulation Tool now contains up to date flows figures for all key benefits (including Employment and Support Allowance).
  • To widen accessibility and understanding of context, DWP also publish statistics via Nomis (https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/Default.asp<). This provides easy access for users of other labour market statistics.
  • Separate detailed tables on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit< and Claimants on out of work benefits (as a "one-click" on the Working Age Client Group< Tabulation Tool);
  • Separate official statistics regarding Flexible New Deal<;
  • Tables broken down by Lower Super Output Area (LSOA)<
  • Other tables and background information via links on the Tabulation Tool pages (e.g. links to long time series spreadsheets; descriptions of the benefit.)

The "Notes" section of the latest Statistical Summary notifies users of changes planned in future publications. It also describes the detail of the issues, changes and revisions which form part of this Statistical Summary.

 

 


The latest quarterly National Statistics on benefit claimants, employment programmes, labour market decisions and vacancies produced by the Department for Work and Pensions were released on 16th March 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. The latest monthly release was on 13th April 2011.

The key points from the latest releases are:

  • There were 5.7 million working age benefit claimants at August 2010. This is a decrease of 151 thousand in the year to August 2010.
  • The number of working age claimants of ESA and incapacity benefits totals 2.61 million in August 2010, a fall of 26 thousand in the year since August 2009.
  • The number of lone parents claiming Income Support (IS) decreased by 43 thousand to 672 thousand in the year to August 2010.
  • At August 2010, there were 2.73 million claimants of Pension Credit (3.34 million including partners),
  • At January 2011, the total number of people claiming Housing Benefit was 4.83 million, with 5.83 million claiming Council Tax Benefit.
  • At the end of February 2011, the working age Income Support lone parents (ISLP) early estimate was 615 thousand.
  • At the end of February 2011, the Employment and Support Allowance and incapacity benefits (ESA/IB) early estimate was 2.57 million.

To access the latest full quarterly release click here<  PDF

To access the latest smaller, monthly release, click here<  PDF

These documents contain key numbers/ charts and links to detailed tables.

Previous releases of the Statistical Summary can be obtained here<

For more information and detailed statistics on particular components of the Summary, please use the links below:

These other DWP statistical releases may also be of interest to Summary users:


Users should note that the equalisation of State Pension age is now affecting these statistics. This detailed note explains< the effect on the numbers and particularly on the percentage of population series.


Coverage: Great Britain

Geographic Breakdown:

  • GB in the summary, Local Authority and Parliamentary Constituency for most data via the Tabulation Tool, and small areas for some breakdowns.

Next Release Date for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit, and early estimates for working age inactive benefit client groups: 18th May 2011

Next Release Date for benefit claimants, employment programmes and labour market decisions: 18th May 2011


DWP complies with the National Statistics Code of Practice and supporting Principles. Detailed policy statements and statement of compliance with the pre-release access to official statistics order 2008 are given below:

DWP policy statements<

Detailed policy and methodology relating to the Statistical Summary:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=statistical_summaries<

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The latest national statistics on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit caseload produced by the Department for Work and Pensions were released on 13th April 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Statistics are based on Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) recipients in Great Britain at November 2008 to January 2011.

 

The key points from the latest release are:

At January 2011:

  • The total number of people receiving Housing Benefit was 4.83 million, with 5.83 million claiming Council Tax Benefit.
  • 3.56 million Housing Benefit recipients were aged under 65, representing almost three quarters of all Housing Benefit recipients.
  • 68 per cent of Housing Benefit recipients were tenants of Social Sector landlords.
  • Just over two thirds of both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit recipients are in receipt of a Passported Benefit.
  • The overall average Housing Benefit award is £ 84.70 per week, and for Council Tax Benefit recipients, the overall average award was £ 15.85 per week.
  • 3.84 million Housing Benefit recipients were single, with almost two-thirds of these being female. Of the 1.62 million recipients with at least one child dependent, 1.12 million of these were single.
  • Westminster Parliamentary Constituency breakdowns of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit caseloads were planned for release this month. Unfortunately, this has not been possible due to problems with the statistical development work. We will release these as soon as we can on this page.

To access the latest release in full click here< / PDF

Additional tables are available here< XLS

Further information on the statistics is available here<

The local authority breakdown contained in the release of these National Statistics is based on the local authority in which the HB / CTB claim is administered.

Information will shortly become available on the geographical areas (including local authority) in which the HB / CTB recipient actually lives. This paper< describes the differences between the two local authority breakdowns, and seeks views from users as to how local authority breakdowns are presented in the future (views are welcomed up to Friday 29th April 2011 by sending an e-mail to Elaine Willis<)

Coverage: Great Britain

Geographic Breakdown:Local Authority

Next Release Date: 18th May 2011


The latest experimental official statistics on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit flows produced by the Department for Work and Pensions were released on 16th February 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority

Statistics are based on Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) recipients in Great Britain at November 2008 to November 2010.

Experimental Flows tables are available here (501Kb)< XLS

Click here for a Guide to using Experimental Statistics< PDF

Coverage: Great Britain

Geographic Breakdown:Local Authority

Next Release Date: 18th May 2011

 

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=hbctb<

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The latest national statistics on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit caseload produced by the Department for Work and Pensions were released on 18th May 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Statistics are based on Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) recipients in Great Britain at November 2008 to February 2011.

 

The key points from the latest release are:

At February 2011:

  • The total number of people receiving Housing Benefit was 4.87 million, with 5.85 million claiming Council Tax Benefit.
  • 3.59 million Housing Benefit recipients were aged under 65, representing almost three quarters of all Housing Benefit recipients.
  • 68 per cent of Housing Benefit recipients were tenants of Social Sector landlords.
  • Just over two thirds of both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit recipients are in receipt of a Passported Benefit.
  • The overall average Housing Benefit award is £84.81 per week, and for Council Tax Benefit recipients, the overall average award was £15.84 per week.
  • 3.86 million Housing Benefit recipients were single, with almost two-thirds of these being female. Of the 1.64 million recipients with at least one child dependent, 1.13 million of these were single.
  • Westminster Parliamentary Constituency breakdowns of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit caseloads are available below.

To access the latest release in full click here< / PDF

Additional tables are available here< XLS

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit caseload by Parliamentary Constituency.< XLS

Further information on the statistics is available here<

The local authority breakdown contained in the release of these National Statistics is based on the local authority in which the HB / CTB claim is administered.

Information will shortly become available on the geographical areas (including local authority) in which the HB / CTB recipient actually lives.

This paper describes the differences between the two local authority breakdowns.< Users have now been consulted on how local authority breakdowns should be presented in the future (this consultation closed on Friday 29th April 2011).

Coverage: Great Britain

Geographic Breakdown:Local Authority

Next Release Date: 15th June 2011


The latest experimental official statistics on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit flows produced by the Department for Work and Pensions were released on 18th May 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority

Statistics are based on Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) recipients in Great Britain at November 2008 to February 2011.

Experimental Flows tables are available here (532Kb)< XLS

Click here for a Guide to using Experimental Statistics< PDF

Coverage: Great Britain

Geographic Breakdown: Local Authority

Next Release Date: 17th August 2011

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=hbctb<

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