Benefits statistics

The Benefits Statistics Summary provides an up-to-date, concise overview of the main benefits administered by the Department. It is designated as a National Statistic and is produced quarterly.

Benefit Claimants by Extract Date (Provisional)

As well as the Benefits Statistics Summary, ASU also provide up to date claimant numbers for each benefit. These figures are provisional and do not undergo the same scrutiny as the National Statistic.

Benefits Statistics Summary Publication (National Statistic)

The Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November. The next edition in this series will be released on the 30 August 2017.

User Consultation

Analytical Services Unit (ASU) would appreciate your feedback on the Benefits Statistics Summary. The request for user feedback and survey can be found below:


Related to Benefits statistics

Access to information

How to request information from the Department for Communities including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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