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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

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Torridge 009 430 425 440 410 385 385
Q2 - Above Average 27,795 28,270 26,835 25,535 25,040 24,105
Torridge 5,205 5,360 5,070 4,775 4,625 4,520
Devon 50,745 51,375 49,050 46,325 45,100 43,430
Northern LCP 12,045 12,365 11,700 11,055 10,685 10,445

 

Percentage of working-age population receiving benefits

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Torridge 009 10.4% 10.3% 10.7% 10.0% 9.4% 9.4%
Q2 - Above Average 16.0% 16.4% 15.5% 14.7% 14.4% 13.9%
Torridge 13.6% 14.0% 13.3% 12.5% 12.1% 11.9%
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%
Northern LCP 12.7% 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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