National Statistics

DWP benefits statistics 2018

Statistics on DWP administered benefits.

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Bereavement Support Payment statistics, April 2017 to June 2018

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Jobseeker’s Allowance average weekly amount of benefit statistics to May 2018

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Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance: by ICD medical condition, May 2018

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State Pension caseload statistics (5% sample) to March 2018

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Quarterly benefits summary: August 2018 (data to February 2018)

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Bereavement Support Payment statistics, April 2017 to March 2018

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Jobseeker's Allowance average weekly amount of benefit statistics to February 2018

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Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance: by ICD medical condition, February 2018

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Bereavement Support Payment statistics, April to December 2017

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Jobseeker's Allowance average weekly amount of benefit statistics to November 2017

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Income Support lone parents by ethnicity statistics to November 2017

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State Pension caseload statistics (5% sample) to September 2017

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Quarterly benefits summary: February 2018 (data to August 2017)

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Quarterly benefits summary: February 2018 (supporting data tables)

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Details

The benefits statistical summary is a high level summary of the latest National Statistics on Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits.

From February 2018, the main statistical release document is published on a 6 monthly basis, in February and August each year. Data is also released quarterly via Stat-Xplore, Nomis and data tables where appropriate.

More detailed information about the statistics included in the summaries can be found using Stat-Xplore and Nomis.

We made improvements to the geography information in our statistics during 2018. The changes reflect 2011 Census Output Areas and allow us to adhere to the latest geographical boundaries as defined by Office for National Statistics’ guidance.

The improvements are:

  • residency based geographical breakdowns for Housing Benefits were refreshed in August and published on Stat-Xplore with data from April 2018
  • new geographies for most of our Legacy Benefits were refreshed in November and published on both Stat-Xplore and Nomis with data from May 2018

We have no plans to update historic series. Read the DWP statistical geographies note for more information.

Published 21 February 2018
Last updated 13 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the following data tables: 'Bereavement Support Payment statistics, April 2017 to June 2018', 'Jobseeker’s Allowance average weekly amount of benefit statistics to May 2018', 'Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance: by ICD medical condition, May 2018' and 'State Pension caseload statistics (5% sample) to March 2018'.
  2. Published a revised version of the ZIP file for the 'Quarterly benefits summary: February 2018 (supporting data tables)'. The new ZIP file includes revised Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) caseload statistics data tables. A note has been added to the contents tab of the tables about a discrepancy in the data relating to the medical conditions and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes.
  3. Added the 'Quarterly benefits summary: August 2018' and the following data tables: 'Bereavement Support Payment statistics, April 2017 to March 2018', 'Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance: by ICD medical condition, February 2018', and 'Jobseeker's Allowance average weekly amount of benefit statistics to February 2018'.
  4. Removed 2 ODS files from the page: 'Attendance Allowance caseload statistics to November 2017' and 'Attendance Allowance (all entitled cases) caseload statistics to November 2017'. These statistics were temporarily published in an ODS format due to a delay in the processing of Attendance Allowance data. The data is now available in Stat-Xplore instead, an online tool that allows you to create your own customised tables and charts.
  5. Added the following data tables: Attendance Allowance caseload statistics, Attendance Allowance (all entitled cases) caseload statistics, Bereavement Support Payment statistics, Income Support lone parents by ethnicity statistics, Jobseeker's Allowance average weekly amount of benefit statistics and State Pension caseload statistics (5% sample).
  6. Removed tabs containing International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code breakdowns from the Employment and Support Allowance caseload statistics. This is due to a discrepancy which is under investigation.
  7. Added a note stating that DWP is investigating a discrepancy with the medical condition/International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance.
  8. Updated the Attendance Allowance (all entitled cases) caseload statistics, contained in 'Quarterly benefits summary: February 2018 (supporting data tables)', to show next publication date as May 2018.
  9. First published.