Official Statistics

Children in out-of-work benefit households: 2012 and 2013 snapshot

Statistics on the number and proportion of children living in out-of-work benefit households for each local authority in England.


Local child poverty proxy measure 2012 and 2013

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These statistics, for 31 May 2012 and 31 May 2013, show the number and proportion of children living in households where at least one parent or guardian claimed one or more of the following out-of-work benefits:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Pension Credit

The proportion is calculated by dividing the number of children living in out-of-work households by the total number of children living in the local authority according to the 2012 and 2013 mid-year population estimates reported by the Office for National Statistics.

The figures were produced by the Child Poverty Unit.

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Published 30 September 2014