Welcome to Neighbourhood Statistics Data

"The data shows DWP benefit claimants within small geographical areas on a quarterly basis going back to August 1999. These geographical areas are 2003 Census CAS wards and Lower Super Output Areas (SOA) in England & Wales and Data Zones in Scotland. All data is derived from the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS) used to produce national, regional and Local Authority caseload information. They are National Statistics. "

Ward and Lower Super Output Area/Data Zone level statistics were revised on 6th February 2007. All breakdowns now match national totals as a result of a revision to the rounding methodology and an update of the underlying data. Although all small area totals are within 5 of the true value, aggregating them to form Local Authority totals is not recommended due to the fact that it is the sum of rounded figures. LA totals should therefore be obtained from the Tabulation Tool.

Links to Ness Data

Small area breakdowns for Housing Benefit are now avaliable from Stat-Xplore. See: Stat-Xplore


NOTE: This webpage will not exist after 31st March 2017. Small area geographies however will still be available on NOMIS via this webpage address: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk