These statistics show the numbers of children living in households in Great Britain where at least one parent or guardian claimed one or more of the following out-of-work benefits at 31 May each year from 2008 to 2015:
- 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.
Universal Credit is not included in these statistics. We estimate that the impact of Universal Credit on children in out of work benefit households, at May 2015, is minimal at both Great Britain level (estimate <0.5% undercount) and in the north-west region (estimate 2% undercount).
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