Official Statistics

Children in out-of-work benefit households: 31 May 2012

Numbers of children in out-of-work benefit households at 31 May 2012.

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By LA, age and benefit type: number of children in out-of-work benefit households

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By constituency, age and benefit type: number of children in out-of-work benefit households

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By country, age and benefit type: number of children in out-of-work benefit households

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By output area and age: number of children in out-of-work benefit households

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By region, age and benefit type: number of children in out-of-work benefit households

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By ward and age: number of children in out-of-work benefit households

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Details

An update of official statistics on children living in out-of-work benefit claimant households, produced by the Department for Work and Pensions, was released on 16 October 2013 as part of the DWP statistical summary: October 2013.

These statistics show the numbers of children living in households in Great Britain where at least 1 parent or guardian claimed 1 or more of the following out-of-work benefits at 31 May each year from 2008 to 2012:

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

The tables published on this page also provide breakdowns of these statistics by country, region, local authority, constituency, output area and ward.

The main points from the latest release are:

  • there were 2.52 million children living in an out of work benefit household at May 2012
  • they represented 1.34 million households
  • figures represent a decrease of 25, 000 children or 1% since May 2011

By benefit type:

  • 1.43 million children lived in households claiming Income Support at May 2012
  • 535,000 children lived in households claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance at May 2012
  • 408,000 children lived in households claiming Employment and Support Allowance at May 2012
  • 316,000 children lived in households claiming Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance at May 2012
  • 35,000 children lived in households claiming Pension Credit at May 2012

Some children were living in households claiming a combination of these benefits.

Find other annual releases in the children in out-of-work benefit households statistics collection.

Next release date: July 2014

Published 18 July 2012
Last updated 11 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Changed the title of 1 of the data tables from 'By output area, age and benefit type: number of children in out-of-work benefit households' to 'By output area and age: number of children in out-of-work benefit households' The table was incorrectly titled because DWP does not provide a breakdown by benefit type for output areas. No changes to the data have been made.
  2. Published latest statistics showing numbers of children in out-of-work households at 31 May 2012.
  3. Link to www.statsusernet.org.uk published.
  4. Message published about delay to the next statistics release.
  5. First published.