Official Statistics

Housing Benefit / Council Tax Benefit recipients: statistics by country, region and local authority, March 2012

An ad hoc publication providing breakdowns of the information available about the people who receive these benefits.

Documents

Summary report

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Tables

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Map: Housing Benefit recipients as a percentage of all households, by local authority

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Details

These statistics are based on the Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE) data source, which is a monthly electronic scan of claimant level data direct from local authority computer systems. The data source is designed to provide sufficient information for all current and future statistical proposes and is now the single source of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit data.

Published 24 July 2012