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

Area201120122013201420152016
South Hams 001210180180165155150
Q4 - Below Average6,1466,0475,8575,6935,7035,626
South Hams2,5552,5202,4002,3202,3802,295
Devon25,05524,69023,90024,07524,24024,020
Western Locality16,41016,32515,75515,91516,18015,700

 

Percentage receiving employment support allowance or incapacity benefit

Area201120122013201420152016
South Hams 0014.9%4.4%4.3%4.0%3.8%3.6%
Q4 - Below Average4.2%4.1%4.0%3.9%3.9%3.8%
South Hams5.1%5.1%4.9%4.8%4.9%4.7%
Devon5.5%5.5%5.3%5.3%5.3%5.3%
South West5.8%5.7%5.6%5.6%5.7%3.1%
England6.1%6.0%5.9%5.9%6.0%3.4%
Western Locality7.5%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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