ESA or Incapacity Benefit claimants

Based on the number of people receiving Employment Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit which relates to poor health as a percentage of the total working-age (16 to 64) population.

 

Number of people receiving employment support allowance or incapacity benefit

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Hams 008C 30 30 25 30 25 25
Q3 - Average 10,428 10,196 9,838 9,724 9,699 9,621
South Hams 2,555 2,520 2,400 2,320 2,380 2,295
Devon 25,055 24,690 23,900 24,075 24,240 24,020
Western Locality 16,410 16,325 15,755 15,915 16,180 15,700

 

Percentage receiving employment support allowance or incapacity benefit

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Hams 008C 3.4% 3.4% 2.9% 3.3% 2.8% 2.8%
Q3 - Average 5.2% 5.2% 5.0% 4.9% 4.9% 4.9%
South Hams 5.1% 5.1% 4.9% 4.8% 4.9% 4.7%
Devon 5.5% 5.5% 5.3% 5.3% 5.3% 5.3%
South West 5.8% 5.7% 5.6% 5.6% 5.7% 3.1%
England 6.1% 6.0% 5.9% 5.9% 6.0% 3.4%
Western Locality 7.5% 7.5% 7.2% 7.3% 7.4% 7.2%

 

Percentage trend of people receiving employment support allowance or incapacity benefit

 

Percentage of people receiving employment support allowance or incapacity benefit

 

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