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Unemployment Benefits: Merseyside

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of worklessness benefits there were in each constituency in Merseyside in each year since 1980. (315996)

The available information is in the tables; information is only available on comparable basis from August 1999.

Claimants of worklessness benefits in each Merseyside parliamentary constituency: August 1999 to May 2004

August 1999

May 2000

May 2001

May 2002

May 2003

May 2004

Birkenhead

17,230

16,860

16,430

16,470

15,960

15,300

Bootle

15,890

15,480

14,990

15,060

14,740

14,150

Crosby

7,030

6,750

6,480

6,720

6,540

6,240

Knowsley North and Sefton East

17,170

16,410

15,950

16,240

15,800

14,980

Knowsley South

17,530

16,960

16,250

16,350

16,050

15,170

Liverpool, Garston

14,000

13,560

12,990

13,280

13,130

12,610

Liverpool, Riverside

21,680

21,000

20,500

20,470

20,110

19,470

Liverpool, Walton

19,710

19,210

18,780

18,680

18,400

17,690

Liverpool, Wavertree

16,030

15,610

15,080

15,230

14,710

14,000

Liverpool, West Derby

18,970

18,570

17,990

17,860

17,150

16,310

Southport

8,380

8,170

8,040

8,130

8,080

7,850

St Helens North

12,320

11,960

11,580

11,650

11,450

10,910

St Helens South

14,000

13,530

12,990

13,070

12,720

12,110

Wallasey

13,200

12,910

12,350

12,790

12,690

12,250

Wirral South

6,900

6,610

6,280

6,560

6,410

6,190

Wirral West

7,560

7,270

7,010

7,340

7,010

6,730

Claimants of worklessness benefits in each Merseyside parliamentary constituency: May 2005 to May 2009

May 2005

May 2006

May 2007

May 2008

May 20091

Birkenhead

14,800

14,800

14,370

14,410

15,850

Bootle

13,660

13,770

13,150

13,000

14,160

Crosby

6,180

6,140

5,860

5,790

6,630

Knowsley North and Sefton East

14,250

14,210

13,820

13,630

14,730

Knowsley South

14,680

14,620

14,140

13,960

15,070

Liverpool, Garston

12,480

12,320

11,820

11,490

12,690

Liverpool, Riverside

18,920

18,840

18,000

17,580

18,510

Liverpool, Walton

17,280

17,110

16,490

16,180

17,440

Liverpool, Wavertree

13,520

13,510

12,900

12,740

13,780

Liverpool, West Derby

15,980

15,870

15,220

15,010

16,340

Southport

7,570

7,630

7,500

7,510

8,460

St Helens North

10,660

10,680

10,540

10,390

11,520

St Helens South

11,930

11,870

11,710

11,570

12,770

Wallasey

11,950

12,140

11,840

11,760

13,010

Wirral South

5,940

5,950

5,700

5,640

6,370

Wirral West

6,570

6,520

6,380

6,250

6,880

1 Provisional

Notes:

1. Data for 2009 now include Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). However, the ESA component of the data is provisional and is likely to be revised when data for the next quarter are released.

2. There are a number of different definitions of worklessness, but the one used in this analysis of benefits data is the same as the one in DWP statistics that refers to "Income replacement" benefits—those that are paid as replacement for an earned income. These are: jobseeker's allowance, incapacity benefit, income support, severe disablement allowance, and carers allowance. Using the Statistical Group analysis this includes jobseekers, incapacity benefits, lone parents, carers and other income related.

3. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

4. Figures are only available on comparable basis back to August 1999.

Source:

IFD 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.