Child Benefit: annual release

These statistics provide detailed annual estimates of the number of families and children claiming Child Benefit on 31 August of the year of analysis.

This publication includes details of the number of families, the number and ages of children within those families and their geographical location. Population counts at country and government office region level are shown, as well as by local authority and parliamentary constituency (Westminster and Scottish).

For the first time, the August 2022 annual release publication includes Child Benefit small area statistics, previously published separately. These include annual geographical estimates at Lower Super Output Area, Super Output Area and Data Zone in the United Kingdom.

Previously published small area statistics are available in the Small area data series.

Older statistics are available from the National Archives using the link below: Child Benefit: geographical statistics

National statistics

Published 15 August 2013
Last updated 12 April 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Child Benefit Statistics: annual release, August 2022'.

  2. Added 'Child Benefit Statistics: annual release, August 2021'.

  3. Added 'Child Benefit Statistics: annual release: August 2020'.

  4. This collection has been updated to include Child Benefit statistics for August 2019.

  5. A scheduled update for statistics relating to August 2018.

  6. An update to the Child benefit statistics for August 2017

  7. New publication - Child Benefit: geographical statistics August 2016

  8. New publication - Child Benefit: geographical statistics as at 31 August 2015

  9. A link to older versions of the statistics at the National Archives has been added.

  10. National Statistics for 2009 have been added.

  11. Updated to include statistics for August 2013

  12. First published.