Collection

Universal Credit statistics

These official experimental statistics cover total live caseload, starts and claims.

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Universal Credit statistics

These statistics cover total live caseload, starts and claims to Universal Credit, with breakdowns by:

  • Jobcentre Plus office
  • Jobcentre Plus district
  • local authority
  • parliamentary constituency
  • gender
  • age
  • duration
  • employment

View statistics on the Universal Credit caseload and starters at Jobcentre Plus office level in an interactive map.

Find further breakdowns of these statistics in Stat-Xplore, our online tool for exploring some of DWP’s main statistics. Use Stat-Xplore to create your own tables and charts.

Find release dates for these statistics

  1. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 7 Jan 2016

    • Official Statistics
  2. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 3 Dec 2015

    • Official Statistics
  3. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 29 October 2015

    • Official Statistics
  4. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 17 Sept 2015

    • Official Statistics
  5. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 3 Sept 2015

    • Official Statistics
  6. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 30 July 2015

    • Official Statistics
  7. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 2 July 2015

    • Official Statistics
  8. Universal Credit: Apr 2013 to 28 May 2015

    • Official Statistics
  9. Universal Credit: Apr 2013 to 7 May 2015

    • Official Statistics
  10. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 9 Apr 2015

    • Official Statistics
  11. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 12 Mar 2015

    • Official Statistics
  12. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 12 Feb 2015

    • Official Statistics
  13. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 15 Jan 2015

    • Official Statistics
  14. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 11 Dec 2014

    • Official Statistics
  15. Universal Credit: 29 Apr 2013 to 6 Nov 2014

    • Official Statistics
  16. Universal Credit: Apr 2013 to Sep 2014

    • Official Statistics
  17. Universal Credit: Apr 2013 to Aug 2014

    • Official Statistics
  18. Universal Credit statistics: Apr 2013 to 31 May 2014

    • Official Statistics
  19. Universal Credit statistics: Apr 2013 to 30 April 2014

    • Official Statistics
  20. Universal Credit statistics: Apr 2013 to 31 March 2014

    • Official Statistics
  21. Universal Credit statistics: Apr 2013 to 28 Feb 2014

    • Official Statistics
  22. Universal Credit statistics: Apr 2013 to 31 Jan 2014

    • Official Statistics
  23. Universal Credit statistics: Apr 2013 to 31 Dec 2013

    • Official Statistics
  24. Universal Credit experimental official statistics to November 2013

    • Official Statistics
  25. Universal Credit pathfinder statistics: Apr 2013 to 31 Oct 2013

    • Official Statistics
  26. Universal Credit pathfinder statistics: Apr 2013 to 30 Sept 2013

    • Official Statistics

Background information – including release strategy

Universal Credit is a new single payment for people who are looking for work or on a low income.

This background information explains:

  • the release strategy for Universal Credit statistics
  • how we plan to use national data from the new Universal Credit IT systems
  • how Universal Credit will affect the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimant count
  1. Universal Credit statistics: background information

    • Guidance

Feedback and evaluation

Tell us your views on the type of Universal Credit statistics you would like to see by emailing Stats-consultation@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Or you can visit the Welfare and Benefit Statistics community on the Royal Statistical Society StatsUserNet.

Evaluation

We published an evaluation framework setting out our broad intentions for how we will evaluate Universal Credit in December 2012.

We published our approach to evaluating the labour market impact of Universal Credit in July 2014.

  1. Universal Credit: how we will evaluate it

    • Policy paper
  2. Evaluating the impact of Universal Credit on the labour market

    • Research and analysis

Research about Universal Credit

  1. Universal Credit: estimating the early labour market impacts

    • Research and analysis
  2. Universal Credit claimant survey: Nov to Dec 2014 interim findings

    • Research and analysis
  3. Universal Credit pathfinder evaluation: interim results from the Universal Credit claimant survey, wave 1

    • Research and analysis
  4. Universal Credit Pathfinder Evaluation

    • Research and analysis