DWP benefit statistics tools

These tools allow you to download and customise Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics.

The DWP tabulation tool is no longer available, but there are other tools you can use. These tools let you create and download customised statistical tables.


Stat-Xplore is an online tool that lets you create and download statistical tables by personal and benefit breakdowns. It holds statistics on:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • benefit cap
  • benefit combinations
  • bereavement benefits
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • fraud and error in the benefit system
  • Housing Benefit claimant data
  • households below average income (HBAI)
  • National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • sanction decisions for ESA, Income Support (IS), Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit
  • State Pension
  • Universal Credit
  • Widow’s Benefit
  • Work Programme

HBAI data was added to Stat-Xplore on 26 June 2018. Read the user guide to HBAI data on Stat-Xplore (PDF, 1.48MB, 8 pages) .

You can use Stat-Xplore to:

  • create customised tabulations
  • view results in interactive charts
  • share outputs via social networking tools or download into common file formats

We welcome views on Stat-Xplore from our users. Please contact with feedback and queries on Stat-Xplore.


Nomis is an online tool that allows you to create and download customised statistical tables. It allows you to produce tables by personal and benefit characteristics for the following benefits:

  • working age client group
  • ESA
  • Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance
  • IS
  • JSA
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • DLA
  • DLA by disabling condition
  • Pension Credit
  • State Pension

Small area geography benefit statistics are also available on Nomis by ward and super output area for the following benefits:

  • working age clients
  • ESA
  • Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance
  • IS
  • JSA
  • State Pension
  • DLA
  • Pension Credit

Supporting Tables

In addition to statistical information on Stat-Xplore and Nomis, there are additional supporting tables for the latest release for each benefit. The supporting tables include local authority and parliamentary constituency breakdowns as well as information on key out-of-work benefits.

Statistical summaries

Our benefit statistics provide general information on benefit and employment programme statistics including contextual information.

  • quarterly statistical summaries – high level summaries of the latest National Statistics available on DWP administered benefits and sanctions
  • monthly statistical summaries – early estimates of the number of people in working age inactive benefit client groups

Benefit flows

Due to technical problems, benefit flows information from November 2015 is not currently available. Further updates will be posted on this page and in the Welfare and Benefits community section on the StatsUserNet website.

Employment programmes

There is more information on our employment programme support official statistics page.

National Insurance contributions and qualifying years and second tier pension provision

This information has not been updated since 2011. If you require further information please email

Child Support Agency (CSA) statistics

Statistics are published as part of the CSA release.

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit statistics

Statistics on claims paid under the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit are published quarterly.

Census output area data on workless benefit claimants

Census output area data on workless benefit claimants has been suspended because UC is replacing the income-related benefits covered in census output area data but is not currently included in the methodology. The final census output area data was published in February 2016 and is available to August 2015.

Published 15 February 2017
Last updated 26 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added households below average income (HBAI) to the list of statistics now available on Stat-Xplore.
  2. First published.