The information in this dataset refers to numbers of Pensionable 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: Local Authority District (LAD), Government Office Region (GOR), National
Geographic coverage: Great Britain
Time coverage: 1999 to 2008
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 among people of pensionable age