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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Jobseeker’s allowance by travel-to-work area, variable and year (not seasonally adjusted)

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[Expand]United Kingdom874,417872,9591,535,6051,539,6951,589,5801,423,371(p) 1,031,2652. 2.0
[Collapse]Wales41,71341,02377,43775,05579,73573,004(p) 56,8892. 3.0
WalesAberystwyth & Lampeter487479638675688626(p) 4841. 1.0
Bangor, Caernarfon & Llangefni1,8351,6672,4492,3492,4702,479(p) 1,9393. 3.0
Brecon173159311276287243(p) 1521. 1.0
Bridgend2,1372,0504,3203,8193,9903,386(p) 2,5432. 3.0
Cardiff11,16110,63721,08221,64723,03020,601(p) 16,3882. 3.0
Cardigan280249460462491415(p) 2911. 2.0
Carmarthen & Llandovery7007541,1441,1881,2241,089(p) 8441. 2.0
Dolgellau & Barmouth175170229244240219(p) 1732. 2.0
Ebbw Vale & Abergavenny2,1242,2124,1103,8154,2363,840(p) 2,8103. 4.0
Haverfordwest & Fishguard1,0046731,3911,4361,4651,281(p) 1,0752. 2.0
Holyhead510508719830876917(p) 6914. 5.0
Llandrindod Wells & Builth Wells361318507512526397(p) 2602. 2.0
Llandudno & Colwyn Bay1,0381,1351,9741,9622,0191,996(p) 1,5462. 3.0
Machynlleth & Tywyn151143171183188179(p) 1712. 2.0
Merthyr Tydfil & Aberdare2,0362,0344,0773,8524,2693,822(p) 2,8183. 4.0
Monmouth & Cinderford8879641,9451,5461,6591,364(p) 8862. 2.0
Newport & Cwmbran4,6434,9679,8939,52810,8239,899(p) 7,9152. 4.0
Newtown & Welshpool391396798685729689(p) 4891. 2.0
Pembroke & Tenby546358864843887953(p) 7382. 3.0
Porthmadog & Ffestiniog230231329292319279(p) 2072. 2.0
Pwllheli172135200235266255(p) 1822. 2.0
Rhyl & Denbigh1,3181,5672,7902,6762,8232,599(p) 1,9172. 3.0
Swansea Bay6,9506,75511,97211,02011,22610,451(p) 8,4552. 3.0
Wrexham & Whitchurch1,6681,8543,8403,6003,7793,670(p) 2,8562. 3.0


Claimant count by Welsh travel-to-work area (not seasonally adjusted)

Last update
5 March 2014 5 March 2014

Next update
No longer updated

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Travel to work areas

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English only

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

General description
These data are counts of all persons claiming unemployment-related benefits i.e. Jobseeker’s Allowance. The travel-to-work area boundaries used in the data are those defined by the TTWA07 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

Data reference periods
2005 to 2013

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.
Please see the weblink to the data sources guide for further information.

Claimant count; Unemployment