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
- output area
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