Official Statistics

Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 12 September 2019

Experimental statistics covering the number of people and households on Universal Credit, starts and claims.


Data tables: Universal Credit, monthly experimental official statistics to 12 September 2019

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The latest release of these statistics can be found in the Universal Credit statistics collection.

These monthly experimental statistics include the total number of people:

  • who have made a claim for Universal Credit to 12 September 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 12 September 2019
  • who are on Universal Credit at 12 September 2019

The statistics are broken down by:

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

We are making changes to the Universal Credit statistics to make them better for users. From our November 2019 publication onwards, the employment indicator for People on Universal Credit will no longer be available for the provisional figures published for the latest month. This change is following a review of the suitability of the employment indicator methodology. This breakdown will be added when the figures for the latest month are revised in the following publication. Provisional figures will still be available for all other breakdowns published. Read this statistical notice for more information about this.

Interactive statistics

View an interactive map which shows statistics on households on Universal Credit at Local Authority level.

View an interactive map with statistics on Universal Credit claimants at Jobcentre Plus office level.

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. Data for People on Universal Credit is also available in Stat-Xplore. Supplementary information is provided in ODS tables.

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

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

Published 15 October 2019