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These summary tables show the number of Housing Benefit claimants and average weekly spare room subsidy amount withdrawal by:
region and local authority
region and local authority by tenure and passported status
region and local authority by spare room subsidy
average weekly award by tenure
average weekly award by passported status
average weekly award by age group
age group and family type
average weekly award by age group and family type
Following the August release of statistics (with data to May 2018), we will stop publishing the data in spreadsheet format. The Housing Benefit data will only be available via Stat-Xplore, as notified in the release of statistics in May 2018.
Stat-Xplore is an online tool which allows you to create your own customised tables and charts.
The August 2018 publication of Housing Benefit data on Stat-Xplore includes the new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) methodology for assigning geographies. Geography breakdowns for residential Housing Benefit claimants will be based on 2011 Census Output Areas rather than 2001 for data from April 2018. This is in line with a broader move to refresh geographical breakdowns in DWP statistical products.