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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Resident based claimant count by year and area (not seasonally adjusted) EXPERIMENTAL STATISTICS
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[Collapse]LevelThe number of people claiming jobseekers allowance.[Collapse]RateThe number of people claiming benefits as a percentage of the population aged 16-64.
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19843,159,821113,28760,048173,336..|The data item is not available..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael
19853,271,232118,47262,106180,578..|The data item is not available..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael
19863,292,867118,10261,094179,195..|The data item is not available..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael
19872,953,396103,67853,335157,013..|The data item is not available..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael
19882,370,38387,37842,579129,957..|The data item is not available..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael
19891,798,71366,28230,72797,009..|The data item is not available..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael
19901,664,51658,36327,96986,331..|The data item is not available..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael
19912,291,94275,24837,921113,169..|The data item is not available..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael..|Nid yw\'r eitem o ddata ar gael
19922,778,59182,84044,341127,1817.67.26.97.1
19932,919,22484,34346,794131,1368.07.47.37.3
19942,636,47877,40243,335120,7367.26.86.86.8
19952,325,64569,65638,135107,7916.36.15.96.0
19962,122,24567,50935,158102,6675.75.95.45.7
19971,602,44253,91226,39680,3084.34.74.14.5
19981,362,34047,29922,51669,8153.74.13.43.9
19991,263,00144,29020,60364,8943.43.93.13.6
20001,102,25739,50418,36657,8702.93.42.83.2
2001982,99835,14416,67951,8232.63.12.52.9
2002958,75931,61215,98847,5992.52.72.42.6
2003945,89429,90015,19745,0972.52.62.22.4
2004866,14427,28713,44840,7352.22.32.02.2
2005874,41727,83613,87741,7132.22.32.02.2
2006956,73229,56815,10344,6712.42.52.22.4
2007872,95927,38413,64041,0232.22.31.92.1
2008912,02030,21415,53645,7502.32.52.22.4
20091,535,60550,51026,92877,4373.84.23.74.0
20101,502,68347,11126,33673,4473.73.93.63.8
20111,539,69547,85527,20075,0553.83.93.73.9
20121,589,58051,05028,68479,7353.94.24.04.1
20131,424,11546,77026,23573,0053.53.93.63.8
20141,038,29035,98020,98556,9602.53.02.93.0
2015799,94529,38516,09045,4751.92.52.22.4
2016774,15028,53514,55043,0901.92.42.02.2
2017796,50526,11013,53039,6401.92.21.92.1
2018902,90527,90515,76543,6702.22.32.22.3
20191,130,88535,08020,12555,2052.72.92.82.9
20202,237,66062,83537,325100,1605.35.25.15.2
20212,279,58558,57036,68595,2555.44.95.0(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu5.0
2022(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(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu40,775(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu25,560(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu66,3353.83.43.5(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu3.5
2023(p) The data item is provisional.1,537,850(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon37,725(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon24,100(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon61,830(p) The data item is provisional.3.6(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon3.1(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon3.3(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon3.3

Metadata

Title

Residence based claimant count by area (not seasonally adjusted)

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

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

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

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.

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.

Data collection and calculation

The data are annual averages and are NOT adjusted to take account of past discontinuities in the data, although these are minor since 1996. Rates given in this dataset are expressed as percentages of the resident population aged 16-64.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

1984 to 2023