Working Age Client Group Caseload (Thousands) : Statistical Group by Age of claimant

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  Total Age of claimant
Unknown Age Under 18 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64
Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands)
Total 5,881.70 0.53 75.33 902.84 1,092.78 1,195.52 701.61 686.54 701.06 525.48
Statistical Group 1,589.64 0.18 4.39 472.29 388.51 318.48 158.48 126.68 95.60 25.02
Job Seeker
ESA and incapacity benefits 2,557.68 0.06 4.55 151.65 331.19 537.79 377.39 403.50 442.70 308.86
Lone Parent 584.17 - 4.41 170.26 251.28 127.91 21.30 6.76 2.05 0.20
Carer 477.15 0.01 1.45 22.59 67.11 123.81 75.67 74.39 74.70 37.43
Others on income related benefit 169.11 0.28 10.43 26.52 6.59 4.29 2.50 2.81 3.40 112.29
Disabled 420.70 - 50.11 59.49 46.01 69.32 50.53 54.24 58.39 32.61
Bereaved 83.25 - - 0.04 2.10 13.91 15.74 18.17 24.22 9.06
Unknown - - - - - - - - - -

DEFINITIONS AND CONVENTIONS: "-" Nil or Negligible; "." Not applicable; Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest ten; Some additional disclosure control has also been applied. Average amounts are shown as pounds per week and rounded to the nearest penny. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
SOURCE: DWP Information, Governance and Security, Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.
STATE PENSION AGE: The age at which women reach State Pension age is gradually increasing from 60 to 65 between April 2010 and April 2016 to November 2018. Under current legislation, State Pension age for men and women is planned to increase to: 66 between November 2018 and October 2020; 67 between 2034 and 2036; 68 between 2044 and 2046. This will introduce a small increase to the number of working age benefit recipients and a small reduction to the number of pension age recipients. Figures from May 2010 onwards reflect this change. For more information see http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/espa.pdf.
Notes:
Caseload (Thousands) Figures for AA, CA and DLA include those cases with entitlement but where payment is currently suspended (for example, because of an extended stay in hospital or an overlapping benefit).
Statistical Group Statistical Group is a hierarchical variable. A person who fits into more than one category will only appear in the top-most one for which they are eligible. For example a claimant of Disability Living Allowance and Jobseekers Allowance would appear in "Job Seeker", not in "Disabled". Lone Parents are defined as claimants on Income Support with child under 16 and no partner. Lone Parent Obligations were introduced from 24th November 2008 affecting the eligibility criteria based on the age of the youngest child. For more information see http://83.244.183.180/100pc/wa/tabtool_wa.html From November 2008 the "incapacity benefits group" includes Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). ESA replaced Incapacity Benefit and Income Support paid on the grounds of incapacity for new claims from 27th October 2008. Prior to this the "incapacity benefits group" referred to claimants of Incapacity Benefit (including credits only) or Severe Disablement Allowance including people claiming IS on the grounds of Incapacity.

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