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
South Hams 008C555050555555
Q3 - Average21,34721,50420,53619,26918,73718,106
South Hams4,9804,9854,7354,4704,3604,080
Devon50,74551,37549,05046,32545,10043,430
Western Locality33,62034,00532,26530,72530,31528,905

 

Percentage of working-age population receiving benefits

Area201120122013201420152016
South Hams 008C6.2%5.6%5.7%6.1%6.1%6.1%
Q3 - Average10.7%10.9%10.4%9.8%9.5%9.2%
South Hams9.9%10.1%9.7%9.2%9.0%8.4%
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%
Western Locality15.3%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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