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Data about the ‘key’ benefits for clients are merged together to create “Client Group” data, providing information about whether a client is on more than one benefit. The client groups are Clients of Working Age; Clients of State Pension Age; and Children.
The Statistical Group typology for the client groups presents each person by the main reason they are in contact with the Department.
The key benefits which currently form the Working Age Client Group include the following benefits; Bereavement Benefit, Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance (from November 2008), Incapacity Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Widow’s Benefit.
These benefits are arranged hierarchically and claimants are assigned to the topmost benefit which they receive. Thus a person who is a lone parent and receives Incapacity Benefit would be classified as ‘Employment and Support Allowance and incapacity benefits’, whereas someone receiving both Bereavement Benefit and Disability Living Allowance would be classified as ‘Disabled’. For this reason the group ‘Lone Parent’, for example will not contain all lone parents claiming Income Support. Some will be included in the ‘Employment and Support Allowance and incapacity benefits’ group instead.
1. At present Housing Benefit (HB), Council
Tax Benefit (
Lone Parent Obligations: From
24th November 2008 lone parent obligations (LPOs)
were introduced and lone parents with a youngest child aged 12 or over were no
longer able to make a new or repeat claim for Income Support (IS) solely on the
basis of their parental status. Existing IS LPs with a youngest child aged 12
or over had their eligibility removed over a period of time commencing
The effect of Tax Credits: From April 2003 figures in this, and
future DWP publications, are affected by the introduction of Child Tax Credits
Percentage of population: Population figures have been produced based on the Office for National Statistics official population estimates. Percentages are provided as "row percentages", with the columns showing a breakdown of the population in the row.
For example, 20% of the British population are claiming this fictional benefit and 11% of the British population are male and claiming this fictional benefit. This is does not show males claiming this benefit as percentage of males in the population. To produce those statistics, use "gender" as the row breakdown for the table.
This table shows that 22% of the British population of males are claiming this
fictional benefit. Is also shows that 17% of the
British population of males are claiming this benefit and living in
Two percentage of population breakdowns exist:
Local Authority Boundary Changes: On
Coverage: All cases in payment in
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|Caseload (Thousands)||Number of clients on the administrative system at the reference date. These figures are shown in thousands, rounded to the nearest ten cases. So, 12,345 is shown as 12.35 thousand.||Top of page|
|Time Series||These tables represent the situation at a specific point in time, called the reference date. Using "Time Series" in the row of the table gives statistics for all dates available.||Top of page|
|Government Office region||Government Office Regions are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode direcory. More information and map of Government office regions is available at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/geography/gor.asp||Top of page|
|Partner flag||Whether the claimant has a partner, as recorded on the administrative system.||Top of page|
|Gender of claimant||Gender as recorded on the benefit system.||Top of page|
|Statistical Group||The statistical group of the client which is based on the combination of benefits being claimed.||Top of page|
|Age of claimant||Age is calculated at the reference date. It is derived from the reference date and the client's date of birth.||Top of page|
|Percentage of population||Population figures have been produced at the end of each month based on the Office for National Statistics official population estimates. Two percentage of population breakdowns exist: one allows splits by Local Authority BUT uses the population estimates for mid 2004 for the most recent quarters; the other allows splits by Government Office Region and uses population projection figures up to the most recent quarter. Use this second table for all analyses that do not require a Local Authority split.||Top of page|
|Duration of oldest current claim||The duration of the oldest benefit which the client is currently claiming.||Top of page|
|Number of children||The number of dependants includes children aged 0-16 for whom additional benefit is paid and those aged 16-18 in full time education. Data about children is affected by the introduction of Tax Credits in April 2003.||Top of page|
|Age of youngest child dependant||Age is calculated at the reference date. It is derived from the reference date and the child's date of birth.||Top of page|
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How to use the Tool
This tool allows you to produce bespoke tabulations to your requirement of the benefit or scheme in which you are interested. You can save the tables as a text file or an html which can then be opened in a spreadsheet program.
To define the structure of a table you are taken through a step-by-step process. This section describes what each step means, together with two examples.
STEP 1: CHOOSE AN ANALYSIS VARIABLE Choose the type of information you want displayed in the body of the table. Example choices are: caseload (i.e. number of people), average amount in payment or percentage of population.
STEP 2: CHOOSE A ROW VARIABLE From the list, choose the breakdown you would like to use for the rows of the table.
STEP 3: CHOOSE A COLUMN VARIABLE Choose from the list the breakdown you would like to use for the columns of the table.
STEP 4: CHOOSE A SUBSET OR A TIME SERIES Select either "Time Series" to choose the date you require information for, or choose the breakdown by which you want to subset the table.
STEP 5a: If you chose Time Series: CHOOSE A DATE A list of dates will appear for which your table is available. Clicking one of the dates will take you to the relevant table.
STEP 5b: If you chose to subset your data: CHOOSE A TIME SERIES The categories for the variable you chose to subset the data by will appear. Click on Time Series next to the catgory by which you want to subset your data.
STEP 6: CHOOSE A TIME SERIES A list of dates will appear for which your table is available. Clicking one of the dates will take you to the relevant table.
Throughout the process of defining your table, your choices are displayed at the top of the page.
Example 1 builds a time series table for statistical groups, restricted to male Income Support claimants. Example 2 gets data for Disability Living Allowance claimants, age and gender at May 2005.
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