Dataset

Working Age Client Group (WACG)

Added By Infochimps

The information in this dataset refers to numbers of Working Age Benefit Claimants and is derived from a 100% data source; the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS). The dataset provides counts of benefit claimants categorised by their statistical group (their main reason for interacting with the benefit system), gender and age.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Publisher: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Geographies: Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA), Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOA), Ward, Local Authority District (LAD), County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National

Geographic coverage: Great Britain

Time coverage: 1999 to 2009

Type of data: Administrative data

Notes: The main advantage of this dataset is that the double counting of claimants of multiple benefits has been removed so that users will get a more accurate picture of benefit claiming and worklessness at a small area level.

Update frequency: Quarterly
Import source: DATA4NR-data4nr-export-13-01-2010.csv
External reference: DATA4NR-534
National statistic: no
Geographic coverage: 000000:
Update frequency: Quarterly
Temporal coverage from: 1999
Precision: #Rounded to the nearest 5 persons.#As no data are held for Disability Living Allowance before May 2002, there is a discontinuity in the series at that point. The time series for Job Seeker, Incapacity Benefits, Lone Parent, Carer and Other on Income Related Benefit statistical groups are directly comparable back to August 1999.
Source: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Temporal coverage to: 2009