Working age benefit claimants

Number of people claiming Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits as a percentage of the total working-age (16 to 64) population.

 

Number of working-age population receiving benefits

Area201120122013201420152016
Mid Devon 011B656555555560
Q5 - Least Deprived5,6155,5205,2885,0264,9814,684
Mid Devon4,8604,9254,7754,5154,4004,265
Devon50,74551,37549,05046,32545,10043,430
Eastern Locality23,89524,12023,05521,74021,15020,440

 

Percentage of working-age population receiving benefits

Area201120122013201420152016
Mid Devon 011B6.5%6.5%5.7%5.7%5.7%6.3%
Q5 - Least Deprived6.7%6.6%6.3%6.0%5.9%5.6%
Mid Devon10.3%10.5%10.2%9.6%9.4%9.1%
Devon11.2%11.3%10.8%10.2%9.9%9.6%
South West12.0%12.2%11.8%11.0%10.6%10.1%
England13.9%14.1%13.5%12.5%11.8%11.1%
Eastern Locality10.6%10.7%10.2%9.5%9.2%8.9%

 

Percentage trend of working-age population receiving benefits

 

Percentage of working-age population receiving benefits (latest data)

 

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