Official Statistics

Children in out-of-work benefit households: 31 May 2017

The number of children who lived in households where a parent or guardian claimed an out-of-work benefit at 31 May 2017.

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Children in out-of-work benefit households at 31 May 2017

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Tables: number of children in out-of-work benefit households by local authority, age and benefit type

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

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

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

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

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

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Details

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 2017:

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

Universal Credit has been included in these statistics for the first time. Only data from May 2016 is available for Universal Credit. For more information, read the guidelines on the use and interpretation of these statistics.

The tables published on this page also provide breakdowns of these statistics by:

  • local authority
  • constituency
  • country
  • output area
  • region
  • ward

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Published 6 December 2018