Out-of-work benefits by borough

Date 3 November 2017
Date updated 29 June 2018

Proportion of working-age population receiving out-of-work benefits

What does this chart show?

This graph shows the proportion of working-age people in each London borough receiving an out-of-work benefit. These include: JSA, ESA and incapacity benefits, lone parent and other income related benefits.

The three boroughs where the highest proportion of working-age people were claiming an out-of-work benefit were Barking & Dagenham, Hackney and Islington. 10% of working-age people in these boroughs were claiming an out-of-work benefit (or 1 in 10).

At the other end of the scale, only 4% of working age people were claiming an out-of-work benefit in Sutton and Richmond (or 1 in 25).

These figures are only relating to out-of-work benefits, so do not include other benefits such as Child Benefit or Disability Living Allowance. This figures do not include Universal Credit which is being rolled out unevenly across London. This means some areas may have a higher proportion of people who are claiming an out-of-work benefit than shown in the graph.