Statistics at DWP

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

Our National Statistics and official statistics provide accurate and comprehensive information about our client groups, benefits, employment programmes, households living in poverty and other relevant subjects.

Universal Credit – DWP statement – 5 September 2013

On 5 September 2013 we published a statement about the release of Universal Credit statistics.

Latest statistics

The list of latest statistics from DWP allows you to refine the results using keywords and other filters.

We publish regular statistical summaries of benefit data.

Future statistics release calendars

Planned releases of DWP official statistics are listed on the UK Statistics Authority publication hub. If we have to change a pre-announced release date for operational reasons we will explain why.

We also publish a list of upcoming ad hoc statistical analyses.

Ad hoc statistics are not part of our regular official statistics series or other analytical outputs. All our published ad hoc statistics are listed separately.


Stat-Xplore lets you explore DWP benefit statistics in your own way. It currently holds Housing Benefit claimant data and we plan to include more.

Use Stat-Xplore to:

  • create customised tabulations
  • view results in interactive charts
  • share outputs via social networking tools or download into common file formats

Tabulation tool

Our tabulation tool lets you download and customise DWP National Statistics on:

  • benefit caseloads
  • benefit on and off flows
  • employment programmes
  • National Insurance contributions and qualifying years and second tier pension provision – taken from the Lifetime Labour Market Database
  • National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK

Data visualisations

You can visualise and customise DWP data using animated charts presented through Google’s Public Data Explorer tool. The visualisations use our out-of-work benefits statistics and Work Programme statistics.

Statistical series

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.

Departments are required to publish this information by the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008. They must publish details of the statistical releases to which the order applies, the job titles of everyone who has pre-release access and the organisations to which they belong.

We’ve brought together our responses to Freedom of Information requests related to DWP statistics.

Contacts for statistics

General enquiries Contact
General statistical enquiries
0191 216 6101
Forecasting, trends and projections
Analytical tools and model development

Specific subjects

Subject Contact
Abstract of statistics
0191 216 6263
Access to Work
0191 216 8120
Benefit cap
0191 216 2332
Child Support Agency summary statistics
0191 216 2880
Employment and Support Allowance: sanctions
0191 216 8192
ESA: Outcomes of Work Capability Assessment
0191 216 6263
Family Resources Survey
020 7449 7341
Fraud and error in the benefits system
0191 216 6840
Get Britain Working
0114 294 8494
Households Below Average Income
020 7449 7337
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit speed of processing (previously called Right Time indicator)
0191 216 6263
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (caseload and flows)
0191 216 6263
Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data
0191 216 6263
In Work Credit (IWC)
0114 293 4810
Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up
020 7449 7034
Income Support (ISLP) regime
0114 293 4810
Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work (now ceased)
0191 216 8120
Jobseekers: Six Month Offer (now ceased)
0113 251 9025
Jobseeker’s Allowance: sanctions
0191 216 8192
Life opportunities survey
020 7449 5046
Lone parents receiving JSA
0191 216 6263
Low-income dynamics
020 7449 7337
Monthly statistical summary
0191 216 6263
NI contributions and qualifying years
0191 216 6263
NI number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK
0114 209 8236
Pensioners income series
020 7449 7464
0113 251 9904
Provider-Led Pathways to Work (now ceased)
0191 216 8120
Provision performance and control report
0114 294 3943
Quarterly statistical summary
0191 216 6263
Second-tier pension provision
0191 216 6263
Tax benefit model (now ceased)
0191 216 6263
Winter Fuel Payments
0191 216 6263
Work Programme
0191 216 8990
Young Person’s Guarantee: Future Jobs Fund
0113 251 9025

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