The data comes from the Department of Work and Pension’s Working Age Client Group (WACG) data. The number of people claiming out of work benefits is defined as people claiming one or more of the following benefits: – Jobseeker’s Allowance – Employment Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits – Lone Parent – Income Support – Other Income related benefits Therefore the data includes people actively seeking work and also those who are unable work. The rate is the percentage of the working age population (16-64) claiming the out of work benefits noted above. Figures included here were downloaded from the NOMIS website. Population denominators are from the Mid Year Estimates (rates for 2012 onwards use 2012 mid year estimates, and therefore will be subject to revision). Rates between 2009 and 2011 now use revised Mid Year Estimates (updated September 2013). Figures are released each quarter with a lag of around 6 months.
Further information can be found here: http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/articles/820.aspxns405
Identification Number: PE181
Authoring Entity: DWP
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
Copyright: DWP Information Directorate
Date of Production: 2014-05-27