INCOME SUPPORT CLAIMANTS

 

Table 10(c) - Incapacity Benefits1 Income Support claimants as a proportion of 16-59 year olds

Per cent

GO Region/Country

    North East North West Yorkshire and the Humber East Midlands West Midlands East of England London South East South West England Wales Scotland   Northern Ireland2
2003 Nov 5.0 4.8 3.7 2.9 3.5 2.4 3.8 2.2 2.9 3.4 4.8 4.8   5.7
2004 Feb 5.0 4.8 3.6 2.9 3.5 2.4 3.8 2.2 2.9 3.4 4.7 4.8   5.7
  May 4.9 4.8 3.6 2.9 3.5 2.4 3.8 2.1 2.9 3.3 4.6 4.7   5.8
  Aug 4.8 4.8 3.6 2.9 3.5 2.4 3.8 2.1 2.9 3.3 4.6 4.7   5.9
  Nov 4.8 4.7 3.6 2.9 3.5 2.4 3.8 2.2 2.9 3.3 4.6 4.7   5.9
20053 Feb 4.8 4.7 3.5 2.8 3.4 2.4 3.8 2.2 2.9 3.3 4.6 4.7   5.8
  May 4.7 4.7 3.5 2.8 3.4 2.4 3.8 2.2 2.9 3.3 4.5 4.6   5.9
  Aug 4.7 4.6 3.5 2.8 3.4 2.3 3.8 2.2 2.9 3.3 4.5 4.6   5.9
  Nov 4.6 4.6 3.5 2.8 3.4 2.4 3.8 2.1 2.9 3.3 4.5 4.6   5.9
1 ‘Incapacity Benefit’ are defined as claimants with a disability premium who are not in receipt of a pensioner premium.
2 Northern Ireland data are not directly comparable with the rest of the UK. See Definitions section.
3 2005 data calculated using mid 2004 population figures.
 

Table 10(d) - Lone Parent1 Income Support claimants as a percentage of 16-59 year olds

Per cent

GO Region/Country

    North East North West Yorkshire and the Humber East Midlands West Midlands East of England London South East South West England Wales Scotland   Northern Ireland2
2003 Nov 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.0 2.5 1.9 3.5 1.8 1.8 2.4 2.6 2.4   2.8
2004 Feb 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.0 2.5 1.9 3.4 1.8 1.8 2.4 2.6 2.4   2.8
  May 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 2.5 1.9 3.4 1.7 1.7 2.4 2.5 2.4   2.4
  Aug 2.7 2.7 2.3 2.0 2.5 1.9 3.4 1.7 1.7 2.4 2.5 2.4   2.3
  Nov 2.6 2.6 2.3 1.9 2.4 1.8 3.4 1.7 1.7 2.3 2.4 2.3   2.7
20053 Feb 2.6 2.6 2.2 1.9 2.4 1.8 3.4 1.7 1.7 2.3 2.4 2.3   2.7
  May 2.6 2.6 2.2 1.9 2.4 1.8 3.4 1.7 1.7 2.3 2.4 2.2   2.7
  Aug 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.9 2.4 1.8 3.4 1.7 1.7 2.3 2.4 2.2   2.8
  Nov 2.5 2.5 2.2 1.9 2.4 1.8 3.4 1.7 1.7 2.3 2.4 2.2   2.7
1 ‘Lone Parents’ are defined as single people with dependants where the claimant does not receive a pensioner or a disability premium.
2 Northern Ireland data are not directly comparable with the rest of the UK. See Definitions section.
3 2005 data calculated using mid 2004 population figures.
Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.