A workless household is a household containing someone claiming either income support, jobseeker’s allowance, incapacity benefit/severe disability allowance, or pension credit.
The 50 wards that have the highest proportion of children living in workless households are listed as follows:
Beswick and Clayton
Orchard Park and Greenwood
Information about the 50 wards that have the highest proportion of workless households is not available. This is because this is measured using data from the Household Labour Force Survey but this is only available at Government office region level.
1. All data represent a snapshot in time of claimants on the computer system, and will therefore exclude a very small number of cases that are held clerically.
2. Geo-referencing tools, obtained from the Office for National Statistics, have been used to assign claimants to geographies.
3. Data represents children dependent on a parent/guardian claiming one or more of IS, JSA, IB/SDA or PC.
4. Due to the introduction of child tax credits in April 2003, information on child dependents is not reliably completed on the benefit computer system. Therefore children have been merged onto IS/JSA/IB/SDA/PC claims from child benefit records with permission of HMRC.
DWP Information Directorate