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Pensioners: North East

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in each constituency in the North East claimed pension credit in each year since its introduction. (250060)

The information is in the following table.

Household recipients of pension credit in each constituency in the north-east, November 2003 to May 2008

Parliamentary constituency

November 2003

May 2004

May 2005

May 2006

May 2007

May 2008

Berwick-upon-Tweed

3,110

3,850

4,120

4,160

4,210

4,250

Bishop Auckland

4,770

5,520

5,830

5,830

5,890

5,760

Blaydon

3,680

4,710

4,970

5,010

4,980

4,940

Blyth Valley

3,200

4,090

4,390

4,380

4,380

4,270

City of Durham

3,250

3,820

4,040

4,080

4,060

4,020

Darlington

4,010

4,610

4,970

5,020

5,070

5,070

Easington

4,010

4,800

5,070

5,150

5,160

5,140

Gateshead East and Washington West

4,120

5,010

5,330

5,260

5,360

5,330

Hartlepool

5,070

5,940

6,300

6,270

6,250

6,180

Hexham

2,200

2,780

2,950

2,940

2,940

2,960

Houghton and Washington East

4,070

5,030

5,360

5,420

5,430

5,420

Jarrow

4,640

5,460

5,800

5,870

5,900

5,880

Middlesbrough

4,970

5,760

6,010

5,960

5,940

5,990

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

3,960

4,710

5,030

5,130

5,120

5,190

Newcastle upon Tyne Central

3,820

4,320

4,510

4,530

4,510

4,480

Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend

4,820

5,560

5,850

5,770

5,740

5,590

Newcastle upon Tyne North

4,200

4,890

5,190

5,250

5,180

5,210

North Durham

4,310

5,090

5,450

5,470

5,510

5,520

North Tyneside

4,690

5,570

6,040

6,070

6,100

5,930

North West Durham

4,950

5,790

6,010

6,010

5,980

5,880

Redcar

4,200

5,000

5,290

5,300

5,350

5,340

Sedgefield

4,020

4,720

5,030

5,040

4,980

4,980

South Shields

4,960

5,780

6,200

6,190

6,140

6,050

Stockton North

4,040

4,790

5,100

5,180

5,180

5,200

Stockton South

3,150

3,760

3,990

4,080

4,110

4,050

Sunderland North

5,100

5,930

6,300

6,360

6,350

6,300

Sunderland South

5,180

6,080

6,400

6,430

6,430

6,370

Tyne Bridge

5,110

5,860

6,060

6,030

5,980

5,900

Tynemouth

3,760

4,460

4,770

4,830

4,820

4,800

Wansbeck

2,920

3,910

4,330

4,380

4,400

4,360

Total

124,280

147,570

156,680

157,430

157,440

156,350

Notes:

1. The number of households in receipt is rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data