Official Statistics

Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures, 2011/12

Statistics on the number of payment claimants by local authority and by parliamentary constituency.

Documents

Recipients by age and gender: by local authority

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Recipients by age and gender: by parliamentary constituency

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Recipients by age and payment amount: by local authority

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Recipients by age and payment amount: by parliamentary constituency

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Households: by local authority

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Households: by parliamentary constituency

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Detail

The key points from the latest release are:

  • total number of people receiving the payment for winter 2011/12 was 12.61 million
  • of this figure 2.67 million people received the age-related payment for those aged 80 or over
  • 42% of all recipients in Great Britain received the lower amount of £100
  • 54% of recipients were female, though this figure rose to 62% for those over 80
  • there were 9.14 million households in receipt of the payment

An issue was discovered with the 2010/11 parliamentary constituency breakdown of recipients by age and payment amount for Wales. Revised statistics were published on 26 September 2012.