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
North Devon 010C185195145115145140
Q2 - Above Average27,79528,27026,83525,53525,04024,105
North Devon6,8407,0056,6306,2806,0605,925
Devon50,74551,37549,05046,32545,10043,430
Northern LCP12,04512,36511,70011,05510,68510,445

 

Percentage of working-age population receiving benefits

Area201120122013201420152016
North Devon 010C19.3%20.5%17.3%14.4%18.2%17.5%
Q2 - Above Average16.0%16.4%15.5%14.7%14.4%13.9%
North Devon12.0%12.5%12.0%11.4%11.0%10.8%
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%
Northern LCP12.7%13.1%12.5%11.9%11.5%11.2%

 

Percentage trend of working-age population receiving benefits

 

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

 

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