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

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Hams 008C 55 50 50 55 55 55
Q3 - Average 21,347 21,504 20,536 19,269 18,737 18,106
South Hams 4,980 4,985 4,735 4,470 4,360 4,080
Devon 50,745 51,375 49,050 46,325 45,100 43,430
Western Locality 33,620 34,005 32,265 30,725 30,315 28,905

 

Percentage of working-age population receiving benefits

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Hams 008C 6.2% 5.6% 5.7% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
Q3 - Average 10.7% 10.9% 10.4% 9.8% 9.5% 9.2%
South Hams 9.9% 10.1% 9.7% 9.2% 9.0% 8.4%
Devon 11.2% 11.3% 10.8% 10.2% 9.9% 9.6%
South West 12.0% 12.2% 11.8% 11.0% 10.6% 10.1%
England 13.9% 14.1% 13.5% 12.5% 11.8% 11.1%
Western Locality 15.3% 15.6% 14.8% 14.1% 13.9% 13.2%

 

Percentage trend of working-age population receiving benefits

 

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

 

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