Official Statistics

Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 11 July 2019

These experimental statistics cover the number of people and households on Universal Credit, starts and claims.


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

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These monthly experimental statistics include the total number of people:

  • who have made a claim for Universal Credit to 11 July 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 July 2019
  • who are on Universal Credit at 11 July 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 9 May 2019, showing the number of households and average monthly award amounts broken down by:

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

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.

View an interactive dashboard of the latest Universal Credit household statistics by region.

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

More information

Statistics on People on Universal Credit are published monthly. The next monthly release will be published on 10 September 2019.

Statistics on Households on Universal Credit, as well as Starts and Claims to Universal Credit, are published quarterly. The next quarterly release will be published on 12 November 2019.

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

Published 13 August 2019