Visualisation: Out-of-Work benefit statistics
Published Out-of-Work benefit statistics have been uploaded into Google Public Data Explorer; a web-based tool provided by Google that is designed to visualise data. The current version contains data about Out-of-Work benefit claimants aged 16 to 59 from August 1999 to May 2011, including breakdowns for Jobseeker's, Employment and Support Allowance / incapacity benefits and lone parents (on Income Support). Click the play button on the chart below to start visualising the data, or click the ‘Explore data’ link to customise your own visualisation.
The map below displays the proportion of the 16 – 59 year old population that were claiming Out-of-Work benefits as at May 2011. Click on a boundary to reveal the data and use the zoom controls to switch between regions and local authorities.
- The Out-of-Work benefit statistics visualised here were previously released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
- All data is publicly available via the DWP tabulation tool and NOMIS; a service provided by ONS to give free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources. Data prepared and uploaded by DWP can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
- Although quarterly data has been used, the Public Data Explorer interpolates data and produces a monthly animation. Exact figures appear on February, May, August and November of each year.
- Proportions for 2011 quarters are calculated from 2010 mid-year population estimates (Source: ONS).
- The map may not display correctly on older internet browsers, including Internet Explorer 6.