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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Claimant count by constituency area, variable and year (not seasonally adjusted) EXPERIMENTAL STATISTICS
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[Collapse]LevelThe number of people claiming Jobseekers allowance (JSA).[Collapse]RateThe number of people claiming benefits as a percentage of the population aged 16-64.
Click here to sort2019This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2020This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2021This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2022This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2023This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2019This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2020This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2021This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2022This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.Click here to sort2023This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker\'s Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics and are considered Experimental Statistics.
[Expand]United Kingdom1,130,8852,237,6602,279,585(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.1,591,395(p) The data item is provisional.1,537,8502.75.35.43.8(p) The data item is provisional.3.6
[Collapse]Wales55,205100,16095,255(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.66,335(p) The data item is provisional.61,8302.95.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.5.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.3.5(p) The data item is provisional.3.3
WalesAberavon1,5252,3102,1451,530(p) The data item is provisional.1,3703.65.34.93.5(p) The data item is provisional.3.2
Aberconwy8651,7801,6151,060(p) The data item is provisional.9902.65.24.73.1(p) The data item is provisional.2.9
Alyn and Deeside1,3002,3652,2451,525(p) The data item is provisional.1,4102.54.44.22.9(p) The data item is provisional.2.6
Arfon1,0002,0051,850(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.1,290(p) The data item is provisional.1,2152.54.94.53.2(p) The data item is provisional.3.0
Blaenau Gwent1,6102,6602,530(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.1,875(p) The data item is provisional.1,7553.76.15.84.3(p) The data item is provisional.4.0
Brecon and Radnorshire5801,4001,355965(p) The data item is provisional.9201.53.63.52.5(p) The data item is provisional.2.4
Bridgend1,2802,4452,3001,605(p) The data item is provisional.1,3952.44.64.33.0(p) The data item is provisional.2.6
Caerphilly1,6552,8902,790(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.1,900(p) The data item is provisional.1,7153.05.35.13.5(p) The data item is provisional.3.1
Cardiff Central1,9753,7153,810(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.2,675(p) The data item is provisional.2,4902.85.35.43.8(p) The data item is provisional.3.6
Cardiff North9301,9251,8651,295(p) The data item is provisional.1,1601.63.43.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.2.3(p) The data item is provisional.2.0
Cardiff South and Penarth2,7154,9555,0353,520(p) The data item is provisional.3,3953.56.36.44.5(p) The data item is provisional.4.3
Cardiff West2,1503,7503,5652,525(p) The data item is provisional.2,4503.66.25.94.2(p) The data item is provisional.4.1
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr8851,8301,755(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.1,185(p) The data item is provisional.1,0652.14.44.22.8(p) The data item is provisional.2.5
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire1,1302,3102,060(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.1,405(p) The data item is provisional.1,2502.55.14.53.1(p) The data item is provisional.2.8
Ceredigion6801,6351,5801,180(p) The data item is provisional.1,0551.63.83.62.7(p) The data item is provisional.2.4
Clwyd South1,2402,1952,0601,315(p) The data item is provisional.1,1702.95.14.83.0(p) The data item is provisional.2.7
Clwyd West1,3052,4002,2401,515(p) The data item is provisional.1,4253.25.85.43.7(p) The data item is provisional.3.4
Cynon Valley1,4102,7702,5601,820(p) The data item is provisional.1,5553.26.35.84.1(p) The data item is provisional.3.5
Delyn1,2152,0601,9451,375(p) The data item is provisional.1,2803.05.04.73.3(p) The data item is provisional.3.1
Dwyfor Meirionnydd5301,5201,340795(p) The data item is provisional.7501.54.33.82.3(p) The data item is provisional.2.1
Gower9751,8151,5951,055(p) The data item is provisional.9752.13.93.42.3(p) The data item is provisional.2.1
Islwyn1,2752,3002,1901,545(p) The data item is provisional.1,4652.74.84.63.2(p) The data item is provisional.3.1
Llanelli1,4002,5902,405(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.1,615(p) The data item is provisional.1,5102.85.24.83.2(p) The data item is provisional.3.0
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney1,9103,0352,785(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.2,020(p) The data item is provisional.1,7604.06.45.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.4.2(p) The data item is provisional.3.7
Monmouth8201,7401,6951,195(p) The data item is provisional.1,1101.63.53.42.4(p) The data item is provisional.2.2
Montgomeryshire5701,5151,350855(p) The data item is provisional.7901.64.13.72.3(p) The data item is provisional.2.2
Neath1,4602,2952,0001,335(p) The data item is provisional.1,2703.25.04.42.9(p) The data item is provisional.2.8
Newport East1,7803,1453,2702,350(p) The data item is provisional.2,2803.56.06.24.5(p) The data item is provisional.4.3
Newport West2,1603,5503,640(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.2,650(p) The data item is provisional.2,5403.96.36.54.7(p) The data item is provisional.4.5
Ogmore1,3552,4802,2601,500(p) The data item is provisional.1,3802.85.04.63.0(p) The data item is provisional.2.8
Pontypridd1,0602,2152,1151,360(p) The data item is provisional.1,2202.04.24.02.6(p) The data item is provisional.2.3
Preseli Pembrokeshire1,1452,1802,0151,465(p) The data item is provisional.1,4352.54.74.43.2(p) The data item is provisional.3.1
Rhondda1,5802,7902,490(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.1,730(p) The data item is provisional.1,6653.76.55.84.1(p) The data item is provisional.3.9
Swansea East2,1903,2203,0802,225(p) The data item is provisional.2,0654.16.05.74.1(p) The data item is provisional.3.8
Swansea West2,0753,0152,9902,245(p) The data item is provisional.2,1503.75.45.44.0(p) The data item is provisional.3.9
Torfaen1,8752,9752,8552,070(p) The data item is provisional.1,8903.65.75.54.0(p) The data item is provisional.3.6
Vale of Clwyd1,6052,7402,6101,795(p) The data item is provisional.1,7253.86.56.24.2(p) The data item is provisional.4.1
Vale of Glamorgan1,5203,0952,9752,105(p) The data item is provisional.1,9602.44.94.73.3(p) The data item is provisional.3.1
Wrexham1,3752,3402,2801,490(p) The data item is provisional.1,4203.25.45.23.4(p) The data item is provisional.3.3
Ynys Mon1,0802,1902,0201,370(p) The data item is provisional.1,4002.75.55.13.4(p) The data item is provisional.3.5

Metadata

Title

Claimant count by Welsh constituency area (not seasonally adjusted) EXPREIMENTAL STATISTICS

Last update

1 February 2024 1 February 2024

Next update

February 2025

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Jobcentre Plus Administrative System, Department for Work and Pensions

Contact email

economic.stats@gov.wales

Designation

Experimental statistics

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

Claimant count; Unemployment

General description

This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. From May 2013 onwards these figures are not designated as National Statistics. Data prior to 2013 are counts of all persons claiming unemployment-related benefits i.e. Jobseeker’s Allowance . The constituency area boundaries used in the data are those defined by the Parliamentary Constituencies 2010 revision.

Data collection and calculation

The data are annual averages and are NOT seasonally adjusted. Rates given in this dataset are expressed as percentages of the resident population aged 16-64.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

2005 to 2023

Rounding applied

All data are rounded to the nearest 5 and may not precisely add to the sum of the number of people claiming JSA, published on Nomis, and the number of out-of-work people claiming Universal Credit, published by DWP, due to independent rounding.

Statistical quality

There are two standard measures of unemployment used in official UK statistics the UK, namely the claimant count and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) unemployment measure. The measures are different and are each subject to advantages and disadvantages.
The former is a count of all persons claiming unemployment-related benefits. As such it is not subject to sampling variability and can therefore be disaggregated to very high levels of detail. However, it excludes those who are unemployed who are not eligible to claim (for example those out of work but whose partner works), and those who do not wish to claim.
The ILO measure, which is a count of those who are out of work and want a job, have actively sought work in the last 4 weeks and are available to start work in the next two weeks; plus those who are out of work, have found a job and are waiting to start in the next 2 weeks, is a more encompassing measure of unemployment. However, as the data come from a survey, the results are sample-based estimates and therefore subject to differing degrees of sampling variability, i.e. the true value for any measure lies in a differing range about the estimated value. This range or sampling variability increases as the detail in the data increases, for example local authority data are subject to higher variability than Wales data.
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