Universal credit statistics

In this section you will find links to Universal Credit statistics.

The UC statistics allow you to see how many people have claimed, started and are currently on UC.

To help understand the UC statistics, DWP have published two background guides:

DWP currently publish statistics each month about the UC caseload:

As well as the monthly figures, ad hoc statistics are also published:

DWP are interested in getting views on the type of UC statistics that you would like to see and you can email any thoughts to Stats-consultatoin@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Alternatively you can visit the Welfare and Benefit Statistics Community on the Royal Statistical Society Stats Usernet.

Last reviewed/updated 31 May 2020