Official Statistics

Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 8 November 2018

These experimental statistics cover the number of people on Universal Credit to 8 November 2018.


Data tables: Universal Credit, monthly experimental official statistics to 8 November 2018

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These monthly experimental statistics include the total number of people:

  • who have made a claim for Universal Credit to 8 November 2018
  • 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 November 2018
  • who are on Universal Credit at 8 November 2018

The statistics are broken down by:

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

DWP is currently investigating a discrepancy with the data on duration on Universal Credit. 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.

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.

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 in February 2019.

Next release of these statistics: 22 January 2019.

Published 11 December 2018