This collection brings together summary National and Official statistics available through Stat-Xplore and Nomis on the following benefits:
- Attendance Allowance
- Benefit Combinations
- Bereavement Benefit
- Carer’s Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Housing Benefit
- Incapacity Benefit (IB)
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Personal Independence Payment
- Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA)
- State Pension
- Universal Credit
- Widow’s Benefit
National and Official statistics on the following benefit breakdowns are published quarterly via data tables within this collection:
- Bereavement Support Payment (experimental)
- Jobseeker’s Allowance by average weekly amount
- State Pension 5% sample (bi-annual)
Similar statistics for Northern Ireland are available.
DWP statistical geographies
DWP is making improvements to the geography information published as part of this statistical release.
This will involve replacing all 2001 Census Output Areas (COAs) based geography information with more up to date geographies based on 2011 COAs.
We intend to commence these changes in the second half of 2018. We have no plans to update any statistics we’ve already published.
Housing Benefit residency based geographies have been updated in the August 2018 release to reflect 2011 COAs for data from April 2018. Statistics are available through Stat-Xplore. We are working towards updating geographies for other benefits later this year.
Read our DWP statistical geographies note for more information about the changes.
Bereavement Support Payment statistics
Official experimental statistics on the Bereavement Support Payment have been extended in the August 2018 release to include breakdowns by age, gender and geography.
Medical condition and ICD codes: revisions notice
DWP have improved the methodology for the publication of statistics on the international Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. This is sometimes referred to in DWP statistics as medical condition codes. This information was previously removed from the National Statistics for ESA, IB and SDA due to the discovery of a discrepancy with the methodology.
This information has been published again as part of the 14 August 2018 statistics release and will reflect data as at February 2018.
We have no plans to reproduce a back-series of this data because this would be resource intensive to do. We believe it is better to use the resource to continue producing existing statistics and to develop new statistics that are being requested by users. We will provide explanatory notes for the historical data.
The issue was caused by the methodology used to map the administrative medical codes to ICD classification codes. Some administrative codes were no longer being used or were assigned to other conditions.
Approximately 18% of the DWP medical codes were incorrectly mapped to the wrong statistical medical condition groups.
If revised mappings were applied to data as at November 2017 then 93% of the high level medical codes would remain the same. The largest effect would be for the following 4 high level groups:
- mental and behavioural disorders – increase of 28,600 (2%)
- certain infectious and parasitic diseases – decrease of 22,300 (65%)
- injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external – decrease of 36,800 (39%)
- factors influencing health status and contact with health services – increase of 34,800 (122%)
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