Official Statistics

Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 8 August 2019

These experimental statistics cover claims, monthly starts and people on Universal Credit up to 8 August 2019.


Data tables: Universal Credit, monthly experimental official statistics to 8 August 2019

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These monthly experimental statistics include the total number of people:

  • who have made a claim for Universal Credit to 8 August 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 8 August 2019
  • who are on Universal Credit at 8 August 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

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. The next monthly release of these statistics will be on 15 October 2019.

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 10 September 2019