Official Statistics

Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 14 March 2019

Official experimental statistics for the number of people on Universal Credit.


Data tables: Universal Credit, monthly experimental official statistics to 14 March 2019

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These monthly experimental statistics include the total number of people:

  • who have made a claim for Universal Credit to 14 March 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 14 March 2019
  • who are on Universal Credit at 14 March 2019

The statistics are broken down by:

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

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

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 14 May 2019.

Next release of these statistics: 14 May 2019

Published 16 April 2019