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 002270265245230235230
Q3 - Average10,42810,1969,8389,7249,6999,621
South Hams2,5552,5202,4002,3202,3802,295
Devon25,05524,69023,90024,07524,24024,020

 

Percentage receiving employment support allowance or incapacity benefit

Area201120122013201420152016
South Hams 0025.6%5.6%5.2%5.0%5.1%5.0%
Q3 - Average5.2%5.2%5.0%4.9%4.9%4.9%
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%

 

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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