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Social Security Benefits: North East

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of all children under 16 years old were living in households in receipt of benefits in each parliamentary constituency in the North East in 2008. (219095)

The information is not available for households in the format requested. The available information, which is for those claiming income support, jobseeker’s allowance, incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance or pension credit, is in the following table.

Percentage of children aged 0 to 15 dependent on a parent or guardian claiming one or more of income support, jobseeker’s allowance, incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance or pension credit: North East region parliamentary constituencies April 2007

Percentage

Berwick-upon-Tweed

14.3

Bishop Auckland

24.5

Blaydon

18.0

Blyth Valley

21.1

Darlington

23.0

Durham, City of

17.4

Easington

31.8

Gateshead East and Washington West

23.4

Hartlepool

28.6

Hexham

7.8

Houghton and Washington East

24.1

Jarrow

24.2

Middlesbrough

35.0

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

23.6

Newcastle upon Tyne Central

26.0

Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend

31.5

Newcastle upon Tyne North

23.4

North Durham

21.5

North Tyneside

23.9

North West Durham

19.1

Redcar

27.7

Sedgefield

21.8

South Shields

31.0

Stockton North

27.9

Stockton South

15.8

Sunderland North

26.1

Sunderland South

27.9

Tyne Bridge

34.6

Tynemouth

15.2

Wansbeck

23.0

Notes:

1. All data represent a snapshot in time of claimants on the computer system, and therefore exclude a very small number of cases that are held clerically.

2. The Department does not have complete information on child dependents on the benefit computer systems, therefore children have been merged onto income support, jobseeker’s allowance, incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance and pension credit claims from child benefit records with permission from HMRC.

3. The total numbers of children aged 0 to 15 on child benefit in each parliamentary constituency at the relevant year have been used as the denominator for the percentages given.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many working age households were in receipt of (a) jobseekers allowance, (b) income support and (c) incapacity benefit in each constituency in the North East in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008. (219097)

The information is not available for households in the format requested. The available information, which is for the number of people claiming one or more of incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance, income support or jobseeker’s allowance, is shown in the following table.

Number of working age incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance, income support or jobseeker’s allowance claimants in the north east parliamentary constituencies

Incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance

Income support

Jobseeker’s allowance

November 2005

November 2006

November 2007

November 2005

November 2006

November 2007

November 2005

November 2006

November 2007

Berwick-upon-Tweed

3,090

3,010

2,850

1,710

1,670

1,630

960

1,040

790

Bishop Auckland

6,230

6,190

6,080

3,820

3,860

3,810

1,340

1,290

1,160

Blaydon

4,300

4,190

4,050

2,540

2,570

2,490

1,050

990

930

Blyth Valley

5,230

5,010

4,690

3,230

3,140

3,000

1,460

1,560

1,330

City of Durham

4,720

4,610

4,430

2,340

2,380

2,340

970

930

840

Darlington

5,090

4,980

4,880

3,840

3,900

3,870

1,550

1,590

1,560

Easington

9,410

8,800

8,480

4,630

4,510

4,370

1,190

1,220

1,150

Gateshead East and Washington West

5,550

5,410

5,190

3,690

3,610

3,530

1,240

1,300

1,130

Hartlepool

7,430

7,170

7,100

5,090

5,120

5,130

2,190

2,300

2,220

Hexham

2,590

2,450

2,270

1,200

1,170

1,130

560

560

540

Houghton and Washington East

6,880

6,640

6,330

4,070

4,070

3,850

1,310

1,420

1,260

Jarrow

5,270

5,130

4,970

3,800

3,800

3,660

1,720

1,900

1,690

Middlesbrough

7,890

7,520

7,180

7,100

6,880

6,740

2,920

3,220

3,020

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

5,770

5,590

5,390

4,080

4,110

3,960

1,690

1,830

1,740

Newcastle upon Tyne Central

4,850

4,680

4,580

4,010

3,960

3,810

1,610

1,620

1,540

Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend

6,090

5,880

5,700

5,040

5,070

4,990

1,900

2,140

1,960

Newcastle upon Tyne North

5,060

4,930

4,700

3,590

3,620

3,500

1,090

1,170

1,100

North Durham

6,060

5,910

5,670

3,630

3,630

3,500

1,270

1,220

1,120

North Tyneside

5,650

5,480

5,210

4,050

3,990

3,780

1,590

1,790

1,570

North West Durham

5,630

5,540

5,370

3,260 j

3,220

3,180

1,150

1,180

1,070

Redcar

6,420

6,220

5,820

4,750

4,680

4,500

2,180

2,140

2,100

Sedgefield

6,530

6,300

6,000

3,400

3,440

3,320

1,110

1,090

1,010

South Shields

5,730

5,600

5,530

4,760

4,800

4,640

2,320

2,510

2,320

Stockton North

5,860

5,620

5,540

4,700

4,630

4,590

1,970

2,150

1,880

Stockton South

4,360

4,240

4,220

2,840

2,860

2,910

1,500

1,620

1,490

Sunderland North

6,170

6,030

6,030

4,290

4,300

4,260

1,640

1,790

1,680

Sunderland South

6,800

6,530

6,210

4,750

4,710

4,520

1,920

2,070

1,990

Tyne Bridge

7,510

7,260

7,030

6,520

6,440

6,190

2,640

2,650

2,400

Tynemouth

4,020

3,960

3,730

2,570

2,580

2,530

1,270

1,290

1,120

Wansbeck

5,420

5,200

4,860

3,250

3,260

3,190

1,680

1,820

1,690

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Numbers of working age incapacity benefit/ severe disablement allowance and jobseeker’s allowance claimants by parliamentary constituency, are published on the NOMIS website at www.nomisweb.co.uk

3. Figures cannot be summed across the different benefits due to overlaps.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate 100 per cent. WPLS