National Statistics

DWP benefits statistics 2018

Statistics on DWP administered benefits.

Documents

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

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

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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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Bereavement Support Payment statistics, April to December 2017

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Income Support lone parents by ethnicity statistics to November 2017

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

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

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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.

The experimental Bereavement Support Payment statistics have been extended in the August 2018 release to include age, gender and geography breakdowns.

Also published on this page is the last release of Income Support lone parents by ethnicity statistics, showing data to November 2017. We informed you in the May 2018 release that this would be the last release of these statistics.

We will be making improvements to the geography information in our statistical releases in the second half of 2018. Housing Benefit residency based geographies have been updated in the August 2018 release to reflect 2011 Census Output Areas for data from April 2018. Statistics are available via Stat-Xplore. DWP is working towards updating geographies for other benefits later this year. Read the DWP statistical geographies note for more information.

Medical condition and ICD codes

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for the following benefits are been published again for data from February 2018 onwards:

  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Severe Disablement Allowance

These are sometimes called medical condition codes in DWP statistics. This data is available in the quarterly benefits statistics released on 14 August 2018.

As a result of improvements to the methodology, some ICD codes have been re-categorised and will be shown in a different group. Read the note about this in the summaries collection page for more information

Published 21 February 2018
Last updated 14 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. 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'.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. First published.