Cookies: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to use the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
House of Commons Hansard
x
Social Security Benefits: Young People
11 November 2009
Volume 499
The edit just sent has not been saved. The following error was returned:
This content has already been edited and is awaiting review.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 18 to 21 year-olds in England and Wales received benefits in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009. [295831]

The edit just sent has not been saved. The following error was returned:
This content has already been edited and is awaiting review.

The available information is in the following tables.

Number of 18 to 21 year-olds in England and Wales receiving all benefits

February 2007

Statistical Group

All

Job Seeker

Incapacity benefits

Lone Parent

Carer

Others on income related benefit

Disabled

Bereaved

England

326,770

153,870

63,750

63,940

5,910

17,570

21,720

Wales

24,140

10,920

5,630

4,520

480

1,040

1,550

February 2008

Statistical Group

All

Job Seeker

Incapacity benefits

Lone Parent

Carer

Others on income related benefit

Disabled

Bereaved

England

315,010

138,150

63,410

62,780

6,170

19,210

25,290

10

Wales

23,600

10,390

5,480

4,470

510

990

1,750

February 2009

Statistical Group

All

Job Seeker

Incapacity benefits

Lone Parent

Carer

Others on income related benefit

Disabled

Bereaved

England

413,040

229,400

62,700

64,530

6,810

21,100

28,490

Wales

31,360

17,620

5,500

4,710

570

970

1,990

Notes:

1. Caseloads are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. '—' denotes nil or negligible.

3. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

4. Statistical Group is a hierarchical variable. A person who fits into more than one category will only appear in the top-most one for which they are eligible. For example a claimant of Disability Living Allowance and Jobseekers Allowance would appear in "Job Seeker", not in "Disabled". This is not an exhaustive list of benefits and does not include benefits such as child tax credits etc. only the ones that appear in the following list .

Jobseekers: Claimant of Jobseeker's Allowance.

Incapacity Benefits are recipients of Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance (also includes Disability Living Allowance cases where the claimant is also in receipt of Employment Support Allowance).

Lone Parent: Claimants of Income Support (IS) with a child under 16 and no partner. Carer: Claimants of Carer's Allowance.

Other on Income Related Benefit: Claimants of other IS (including IS Disability Premium).

Disabled: Claimants of Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Industrial Injuries benefits.

Bereaved: Claimants of Widow's Benefit, Bereavement Benefit or Industrial Death Benefit.

5. Figures for February 2009 include Employment Support Allowance, which was introduced in October 2008 for new claimants.

Source:

Information Directorate, Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS)