Official Statistics

Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 11 April 2019

Official experimental statistics including the number of people and households on Universal Credit, starts and claims.

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Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 11 April 2019

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Data tables: Universal Credit, monthly experimental official statistics to 11 April 2019

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Details

These monthly experimental statistics include the total number of people:

  • who have made a claim for Universal Credit to 11 April 2019
  • who have made a claim and have attended an initial interview, accepted their claimant commitment, and gone on to start Universal Credit up to 11 April 2019
  • who are on Universal Credit at 11 April 2019

The statistics are broken down by:

  • Jobcentre Plus office
  • age
  • employment status
  • conditionality regime
  • duration

This month’s publication also includes statistics for households on Universal Credit up to 14 February 2019, showing the number of households and average monthly award amounts broken down by:

  • Jobcentre Plus office
  • entitlement components
  • payment indicator
  • family type
  • tenure

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are currently investigating a discrepancy with data on housing entitlement and tenure breakdowns for Universal Credit. While we are working to address the issue we have removed this breakdown from Stat-Xplore and intend to restore the breakdowns in June 2019 alongside the next publication of people on Universal Credit.

A discrepancy for postcode district for Universal Credit starts and claims data has also been identified. While we assess the scale of this issue we have removed this breakdown from Stat-Xplore. Caution should be used when viewing this breakdown via other mechanisms (such as supplementary tables).

Interactive statistics

View an interactive map which shows statistics on households on Universal Credit at local authority level.

View statistics on the Universal Credit claimants at Jobcentre Plus office level in an interactive map,

The interactive dashboard of the latest Universal Credit household statistics by region is currently undergoing maintenance. It will be available in June 2019 alongside the next publication of people on Universal Credit.

Find further breakdowns of these statistics in Stat-Xplore, an online tool for exploring some of DWP’s main statistics.

More information

Read the background information and methodology note for more information about the Universal Credit statistics.

There was a revision to the number of people on Universal Credit for the period January 2016 to December 2018. Data on durations of time spent by individuals on Universal Credit has also now been restored. Other measures are not affected. Further information can be found in the Universal Credit statistical notice.

We are making changes to the Universal Credit statistics to make them better for users. The statistical bulletin (in PDF format) will be published every quarter, in line with the release that includes data on:

  • people
  • households
  • claims and starts to Universal Credit

Data for people on Universal Credit will still be available in Stat-Xplore and ODS tables on a monthly basis. The next PDF bulletin will be published on 13 August 2019.

Next release of these statistics: 11 June 2019.

Published 14 May 2019