DWP are making improvements to the geography information published as part of this statistical release.
This will involve replacing all 2001 Census Output Area (COA) 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.
The existing client group statistics published by DWP, by the Office for National Statistics in the Labour Market Release and on the Nomis online tool stopped in May 2017 for November 2016 data. This is because the statistics were increasingly incomplete since the introduction of Universal Credit.
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The monthly statistical summaries are no longer being published. This follows a review that found there was not enough demand for these publications.
The monthly statistical summaries provided early estimates of the number of claimants on Income Support and Employment and Support Allowance. Full National Statistics for these benefits are published as part of the quarterly benefits summary. The early estimates will not be included in the quarterly benefits summary.
Added information about new official experimental statistics on the Bereavement Support Payment (BSP), and improvements to DWP statistical geographies.
Added a note that the DWP benefit statistics due for release on 15 May 2018 will include official experimental statistics on the Bereavement Support Payment (BSP).
Added a note stating that DWP is investigating a discrepancy with the medical condition/International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance.
Added the DWP statistical summaries for 2018, which include the latest quarterly summary for February 2018. Also added a note stating that DWP will reduce the frequency of the quarterly benefit summary to 6-monthly.
Added a note stating that DWP is considering reducing the frequency of the quarterly benefit summary to six-monthly.
Added a note stating that the quarterly statistical summary due to be released on 16 August 2017 will include a new set of experimental Official Statistics on benefit combinations.
Added a note that the monthly statistical summaries will no longer be published.
Added a note stating that the quarterly statistical summary due to be released on 17 May 2017 will include statistics on the number of sanction decisions for Universal Credit.
Added the DWP statistical summaries for 2017, this includes the latest monthly summary for January 2017.
Added information about our plans to stop updating the Tabulation Tool and move our statistics onto Stat-Xplore.
Added a link and note about a revision to the number of Universal Credit claims between 8 April and 1 September 2016 in the 19 October 2016 publication, because of a methodological issue we've identified.
Published the latest full quarterly statistical summary (data to February 2015) – see DWP statistical summaries 2015.
Published the latest full quarterly statistical summary (data to November 2014) – see DWP statistical summaries 2015.
Published April 2015 monthly statistical summary.
Published a progress update on correcting problems in the latest quarterly release - publication of normal geographical breakdowns will be on 26 March 2015.
Published March 2015 monthly statistical summary.
Added under 'Latest summary' - After thorough investigation, we have confirmed that this issue does not affect 5% tabulation tool breakdowns. Therefore, we will now release the 5% tabulation tool (including data for August 2014) on Friday 27 February at 9.30am.
New publication dates for 100% and flows tabulation tools will be pre-announced here as soon as they are available.
Published February quarterly statistics summary.
Added latest monthly summary for January 2015.
Published December 2014 statistical summary.
Published November 2014 quarterly statistics summary.
Published latest monthly stats summary with data to end of August 2014.
Published monthly stats summary with data to end of July 2014.
Published quarterly statistical summary August 2014.
Updated main points from latest DWP Monthly Statistical Summary (July 2014).
Published June 2014 monthly statistical summary.
Quarterly statistical summary May 2014 released.
Updated main points with data from latest monthly statistical summary (March 2014).
Quarterly statistical summary February 2014 released.
Statistical summaries page 2014 added to page. January 2014 monthly summary published.
December monthly summary published
Link to Census Ouput Area numbers on workless benefit claimants for England and Wales redirected from the DWP Tabtool page to the Census output area data on workless benefit claimants in 2013 collections page.
updated to include the latest summary from the full quarterly National Statistics on benefit claimants published on 13 November 2013.