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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 007A115120120110120100
Q4 - Below Average13,08513,11012,48211,73411,41410,911
Mid Devon4,8604,9254,7754,5154,4004,265
Devon50,74551,37549,05046,32545,10043,430
Eastern LCP23,89524,12023,05521,74021,15020,440

 

Percentage of working-age population receiving benefits

Area201120122013201420152016
Mid Devon 007A8.5%8.9%8.5%7.6%8.3%6.9%
Q4 - Below Average8.9%8.9%8.6%8.0%7.8%7.5%
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 LCP10.6%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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