Official Statistics

Housing Benefit caseload statistics

Statistics on numbers of Housing Benefit claimants.

Documents

Housing Benefit caseload statistics: data to February 2018

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Details

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
  • tenure
  • average weekly award by tenure
  • passported status
  • 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 release of the caseload statistics in August 2018, we will stop publishing the data in spreadsheet format.

The data will still be available in Stat-Xplore – an online tool where you can create your own customised tables and charts.

Email stats-consultation@dwp.gsi.gov.uk if you have any comments or questions about this.

DWP also publishes historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data which is usually consistent with the annual Budget and Autumn Statement.

Published 12 August 2015
Last updated 15 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics, with data to February 2018.
  2. Updated 'Housing Benefit caseload statistics: data to November 2017' to show next publication date as May 2018.
  3. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to November 2017).
  4. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to August 2017).
  5. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to May 2017).
  6. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to February 2017).
  7. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to November 2016).
  8. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to August 2016).
  9. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to May 2016).
  10. Corrected spreadsheet title to 'Housing Benefit caseload statistics: data to February 2016'. It previously incorrectly stated data was to March 2016.
  11. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to March 2016).
  12. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to November 2015).
  13. Published latest Housing Benefit caseload statistics (data to August 2015).
  14. First published.