Statistics at DWP

We publish statistics on benefits, pensions, employment programmes, income distribution and other subjects we are responsible for.

Published and upcoming statistics

We publish Official and National Statistics on a regular basis. They provide accurate and impartial information about Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits and related subjects.

Browse our statistics by theme.

Use search terms and filters to find published statistics and details of upcoming statistics in our statistics release calendar.

Ad hoc statistics

We also publish ad hoc statistics. These are published in response to specific questions and are not part of our regular Official and National Statistics publications.

View details of our upcoming ad hoc statistics.

Management information and ad hoc analyses

We also publish management information and ad hoc analyses that are not classified as statistics (or research). These are published in the interests of transparency and are not part of our regular Official and National Statistics publications.

View details of our upcoming management information and ad hoc analyses.

We also publish our responses to Freedom of Information requests related to DWP statistics.

Data analysis tools

Explore DWP data in more depth using our data analysis tools.

Data visualisations

You can explore and customise DWP statistics using the following interactive data visualisations:

Stat-Xplore

Stat-Xplore is an online tool that lets you create and download customised statistical tables, and view the results in interactive charts. It currently holds statistics on:

  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Benefit cap
  • Bereavement Benefits
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Fraud and error in the benefit system
  • Housing Benefit (HB)
  • National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Sanction decisions for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support (IS) and Universal Credit (UC)
  • State Pension
  • Universal Credit
  • Widow’s Benefit
  • Work Programme

Changes to DWP statistical geographies

Due to increasing demand from users, DWP is making improvements to the published geography information in its National and Official statistics releases. This includes data released on Stat-Xplore. Read our DWP statistical geographies note for more information about the changes.

DWP statistics and contacts by theme

Browse our regular statistical releases by theme below.

Children, families and bereavement

Bereavement Benefit – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Bereavement Support Payment – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: thomas.butterfield@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 282 5013

Child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to CM Options – Estimated numbers of different types of child maintenance arrangement made after speaking to Child Maintenance (CM) Options from survey data.
Contact: cm.analysis.research@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Child Maintenance Service statistics – Statistics on cases processed under the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme.
Contact: cm.analysis.research@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Child Support Agency (CSA) statistics – Statistics on the CSA statutory child maintenance schemes and CSA case closures.
Contact: cm.analysis.research@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Children in out-of-work benefit households – Numbers of children living in households where a parent or guardian claimed out-of-work benefits.
Contact: wyn.chung@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7523 5991

European Social Fund (ESF) support for families with multiple problems (ceased) – Statistics on the ESF support for families with multiple problems programme. This series ended in October 2015.

In Work Credit (ceased) – Take-up of the In Work Credit (IWC), a financial incentive available to lone parents moving into work. This series ended in May 2014.

Income Support lone parent regime – This statistical series has ended. The statistics are now included in our benefits statistical summaries and benefit sanctions statistics.

Lone parents receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance – Number of lone parents receiving JSA.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Maternity Allowance – Number of women claiming Maternity Allowance.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Social Justice outcomes framework: family stability indicator – Family stability indicator results.
Contact: francesco.arzilli@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 07824 475183

Widow’s Benefit – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Troubled Families programme – Statistics on benefits and employment for individuals and households on the programme. This statistical series has ended.

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Employment support schemes

Access to Work recipients – Statistics on the number of people who had Access to Work provision approved.
Contact: access.toworkstatistics@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

European Social Fund (ESF) support for families with multiple problems (ceased) – Statistics on the ESF support for families with multiple problems programme. This series ended in October 2015.

Further education for benefit claimants – Statistics on further education for benefit claimants.
Contact: aniel.anand@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7340 4400

Help to Work – a range of options that helped long-term unemployed people into work. This series ended in March 2018.

Income Support lone parent regime – This statistical series has ended. The statistics are now included in our benefits statistical summaries and benefit sanctions statistics.

JSA: Six Month Offer (ceased) – Take-up of the Six Month Offer, a recruitment subsidy for job seekers that ended in March 2011.

JSA: Young Person’s Guarantee (YPG) – Statistics on YPG, which offered up to 24 weeks full-time training for unemployed young people. This series ended in April 2011.

New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) – Statistics on NEA including number of starts with a business mentor and the number of business starts.
Contact: aniel.anand@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7340 4400

Provider-Led Pathways to Work – Numbers of starts to the programme (now closed) and resulting job starts. This series ended in October 2011.
Contact: hatti.archer@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 294 8831

Pre-Work Programme, New Enterprise Allowance and Youth Contract – Statistics on pre-Work Programme mandatory programmes.
Contact: aniel.anand@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7340 4400

Specialist Employability Support – the number of referrals to the programme and the corresponding numbers of starts and participants who find a job. Contact: archer.halsejobshare@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 204 1873

Troubled Families programme – Statistics on benefits and employment for individuals and households on the programme. This statistical series has ended.

Work Choice: number of starts and referrals – Numbers of referrals to the Work Choice programme, starts and participants who find a job.
Contact: hatti.archer@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 294 8831

Work Programme – Statistics on people joining the Work Programme, participants achieving defined periods in work and participants completing the programme.
Contact: laura.durant@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8596

Work and Health Programme – Statistics on people referred to and starting on the Work and Health Programme.
Contact: lee.mcgargill1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2893

Youth Offer and Youth Contract – Statistics on work experience, sector-based work academies and Youth Contract Wage Incentives.
Contact: aniel.anand@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7340 4400

Youth Unemployment Innovation Fund pilot – Statistics on the pilot including number of participant starts, positive outcomes and evaluation findings. This statistical series has ended.

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Equality information

Equality information – Equality statistics on DWP employees and claimants
Contact: health.wellbeingandinclusion@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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Health, disability and care

Attendance Allowance – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Carer’s Allowance – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme – Includes statistics on applications received, success rates and payment.
Contact: julius.urbutis1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0207 449 7917

Disability Living Allowance – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) summary – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

ESA: incapacity benefits reassessment (ceased) – Statistics on the reassessment of incapacity benefits claimants for ESA. This series ended in November 2012.

ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment – Work Capability Assessment outcomes for new ESA claims and incapacity benefits claims converted to ESA.
Contact: lottie.devaney1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 404 8280

ESA sanctions – Number of sanctions imposed on people who receive ESA.
Contact: tracy.hills@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8223

Incapacity Benefit – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Life Opportunities Survey – Data on how disabled and non-disabled people participate in society. This series ended in September 2015.
Contact: riaz.ali@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7449 5046

Opinions and Lifestyle survey: ‘Fulfilling Potential’ outcomes and indicators
Data measuring indicators in the Fulfilling Potential disability strategy outcomes and indicators framework.
Contact: rosalyn.xavier@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7449 5566

Personal Independence Payment – Includes numbers of claims in payment, new claim registrations, decisions and awards made.
Contact: russ.bentley@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 209 8263

Severe Disablement Allowance – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

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Housing and heating

Cold Weather Payments – Estimated number of Cold Weather Payments and total amounts paid.
Contact: alexis.marlborough@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8316

Discretionary Housing Payments – Statistics on local authorities’ use of Discretionary Housing Payment funds.
Contact: andrew.stocks@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 294 8829

Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit – Includes numbers receiving HB and the amount received. Council Tax Benefit data was provided to 2013.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

HB caseload – Numbers of HB claimants.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

HB entitlement reductions – Statistics on HB entitlement reductions identified by local authorities as a proportion of expected reductions.
Contact: hbfe.performance@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

HB flows data – Numbers of HB claims beginning and ending.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

HB debt recoveries – Data on incorrectly overpaid Housing Benefit (formerly HB recoveries and fraud)
Contact: ali.spahiu@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8948

HB speed of processing – Measure of the average time it takes to process a new claim or a change in circumstance of an existing claimant.
Contact: ali.spahiu@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8948

Winter Fuel Payment – Includes recipient and household data, and payments in EEA countries and Switzerland.
Contact: jenny.kay1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 209 8126

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Income and living standards

Children in out-of-work benefit households – Numbers of children living in households where a parent or guardian claimed out-of-work benefits.
Contact: wyn.chung@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7523 5991

Family Resources Survey – Facts and figures about the incomes and living circumstances of households and families in the UK.
Contact: team.frs@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Households below average income (HBAI) – Number and percentage of people living in low-income households in the UK.
Contact: team.hbai@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Income dynamics – Data on changes in incomes in the UK including a measure of the extent to which people experience persistently low income.
Contact: teamincome.dynamics@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up – Estimates of the take-up of the main income-related benefits in Great Britain.
Contact: irb.takeup@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7449 5359

Income Support – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Income Support sanctions – Number of sanctions imposed on people who receive Income Support.
Contact: tracy.hills@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8223

Pension Credit – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Pensioners’ Incomes series – Annual statistics on pensioners’ incomes.
Contact: pensioners-incomes@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8950

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Pensions and older people

Attendance Allowance – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Cold Weather Payments – Estimated number of Cold Weather Payments and total amounts paid.
Contact: alexis.marlborough@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8316

Neighbourhood statistics data: ward and super output area/data zone – Numbers of DWP benefit claimants within small geographical areas.
Contact: judith.correia@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2939

Older workers statistical information booklet (ceased) – Labour market position of people aged 50 and over up to June 2013. This series ended in July 2015

Pension Credit – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Pension provision (ceased) – Statistics on people who qualify for State Pension and people with some kind of second tier pension cover. This series ended in April 2013.
Contact: judith.correia@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2939

Pensioners’ Incomes series – Annual statistics on pensioners’ incomes.
Contact: pensioners-incomes@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 020 7449 7464

State Pension – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Winter Fuel Payment – Includes recipient and household data, and payments in EEA countries and Switzerland.
Contact: jenny.kay1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 209 8126

Workplace pension participation and savings trends – Workplace pension participation and saving trends, and estimates of the future impacts of automatic enrolment in them.
Contact: workplacepensions.reformsevaluation@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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Spending, fraud and error

Abstract of statistics – Statistics on benefits, National Insurance contributions and indices of prices and earnings in Great Britain.
Contact: judith.correia@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2939

Benefit cap – Statistics on households affected by the benefit cap.
Contact: helen.shackleton@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 6138

Fraud and error in the benefit system – Estimates of fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great Britain.
Contact: caxtonhouse.femaenquiries@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2438

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Work and unemployment

Census output area data on workless benefit claimants – Numbers of people by area claiming JSA, ESA, Income Support and other income-related benefits. This series has been suspended and the latest data is for August 2015. Contact: judith.correia@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2939

Duration on working-age benefits – The length of time that claimants receive working-age benefits.
Contact: gabriel.kite@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 240 8504

Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over, trends over time – statistics on the economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over.
Contact: fwl.analysisteam@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 204 4099

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) summary – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

ESA: incapacity benefits reassessment (ceased) – Statistics on the reassessment of incapacity benefits claimants for ESA. This series ended in November 2012.

ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment – Work Capability Assessment outcomes for new ESA claims and incapacity benefits claims converted to ESA.
Contact: lottie.devaney1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 404 8280

ESA sanctions – Number of sanctions imposed on ESA claimants.
Contact: tracy.hills@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8223

In Work Credit (ceased) – Take-up of the In Work Credit, a financial incentive available to lone parents moving into work. This series ended in May 2014.

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) – Part of our DWP benefit statistics.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

JSA sanctions – Number of sanctions imposed on people who receive JSA.
Contact: tracy.hills@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8223

JSA: Six Month Offer – Quarterly statistics detailing take-up of the Six Month Offer, a recruitment subsidy for job seekers that ended in March 2011. This series ended in October 2011.

JSA: Young Person’s Guarantee (YPG) – Quarterly statistics on YPG, which offers up to 24 weeks full-time training for unemployed young people. This series ended in April 2011.

JSA: lone parent recipients – A monthly count of lone parents receiving JSA.
Contact: alan.gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 2804

Labour market status by ethnic group – Statistics on labour market status by ethnic group.
Contact: gabriel.kite@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 240 8504

National Indicators – Employment rates and ‘out of work benefits’ claimed by area. This series ended in May 2013.

Neighbourhood statistics data: ward and super output area/data zone – Data on DWP benefit claimants within small geographical areas.

National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals –National Insurance number allocations by nationality at point of NINo registration of DWP benefit recipients.
Contact: russ.bentley@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 209 8236

Universal Credit – Numbers of live Universal Credit cases, starts and claims made.
Contacts: glenn.covacic@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0207 245 3853 and peter.gomersall@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0114 209 8215

Universal Credit sanctions – Number of sanctions imposed on people who receive Universal Credit.
Contact: tracy.hills@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, 0191 216 8223

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DWP research

As well as statistics, we also publish research and analysis.

DWP benefit expenditure and caseload tables

Our benefit expenditure and caseload tables provide historic and forecast expenditure and caseload information.

Contacts: general enquiries

Contacts for DWP specific statistics are listed above.

General enquiries Contact
General statistical enquiries igs.foi@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
020 7245 3742
Forecasting, trends and projections expenditure.tables@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Analytical tools and model development tim.knight@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Policies and procedures for DWP statistics

We’ve published our policies and procedures for DWP statistics in the interests of transparency and to comply with the UK Statistics Authority code of practice.

Pre-release access to statistics

We’ve published the DWP arrangements for pre-release access to statistics in the interests of openness and transparency. This provides details of the job titles of everyone who has pre-release access and the organisations to which they belong.

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