Data visualisations: out-of-work benefits statistics

Maps of DWP data presented through Google's Public Data Explorer tool, which lets users visualise and customise data via animated charts.

Out-of-work benefits statistics

The visualisation of out-of-work benefits statistics presents data we have previously collected and published about people aged 16 to 59 that were claiming out-of-work benefits at May 2011.

The information includes breakdowns for Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, incapacity benefits and lone parents on income support.

Although quarterly data has been used, the Public Data Explorer produces a monthly animation. Exact figures appear on February, May, August and November of each year. You can download below the full sets of data used in the visualisation.

Using the tool

Click the play button on the map to start the visualisation. You can use the filters on the left and on the top right-hand side of the page to customise the visualisation. Also use the zoom controls to switch between regions and local authorities.

The tool may not display correctly on older internet browsers.

Read further instructions on how to use Google’s Public Data Explorer

Data used in visualisations

Published 26 September 2013