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National Benefit Factsheets 2011

These factsheets provide a time series of national statistics showing the number of people receiving main benefits. They are updated on a quarterly basis.


Headline Benefit Numbers

This report shows trends in the total number of working aged recipients (aged 18 - 64 years) of main benefits. The report also includes headline benefit numbers, which are the same numbers excluding students receiving an Unemployment Benefit because of hardship during a break in their studies.

Produced by: Centre for Social Research and Evaluation - Ministry of Social Development


All main benefits


Domestic Purposes Benefit


Invalids Benefit


Sickness Benefit


Unemployment Benefit


Ten year trends in benefit numbers

This factsheet shows trends in numbers of working aged people receiving main benefits over the last ten years. This report was first produced in December 2008.

Produced by: Centre for Social Research and Evaluation - Ministry of Social Development