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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits, Scottish Government

Income Support Claimants

Number of income support claimants by age and gender (age split not available for gender).

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Age
  1. 16-24
  2. 16-59
  3. 25-49
  4. 45-59
  5. 50-59
  6. 60 And Over
  7. 70-79
  8. 80-89
  9. All
  10. Under 18
  11. 16-64
  12. 18-24
  13. 25-34
  14. 35-44
  15. 50-54
  16. 55-59
  17. 60-64
  18. 65-69
  19. 90 And Over
Gender
  1. All
  2. Female
  3. Male
Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 1999-Q3
  2. 1999-Q4
  3. 2000-Q1
  4. 2000-Q2
  5. 2000-Q3
  6. 2000-Q4
  7. 2001-Q1
  8. 2001-Q2
  9. 2001-Q3
  10. 2001-Q4
  11. 2002-Q1
  12. 2002-Q2
  13. 2002-Q3
  14. 2002-Q4
  15. 2003-Q1
  16. 2003-Q2
  17. 2003-Q3
  18. 2003-Q4
  19. 2004-Q1
  20. 2004-Q2
  21. 2004-Q3
  22. 2004-Q4
  23. 2005-Q1
  24. 2005-Q2
  25. 2005-Q3
  26. 2005-Q4
  27. 2006-Q1
  28. 2006-Q2
  29. 2006-Q3
  30. 2006-Q4
  31. 2007-Q1
  32. 2007-Q2
  33. 2007-Q3
  34. 2007-Q4
  35. 2008-Q1
  36. 2008-Q2
  37. 2008-Q3
  38. 2008-Q4
  39. 2009-Q1
  40. 2009-Q2
  41. 2009-Q3
  42. 2009-Q4
  43. 2010-Q1
  44. 2010-Q2
  45. 2010-Q3
  46. 2010-Q4
  47. 2011-Q1
  48. 2011-Q2
  49. 2011-Q3
  50. 2011-Q4
  51. 2012-Q1
  52. 2012-Q2
  53. 2012-Q3
  54. 2012-Q4
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
  3. Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies
  4. Health Board Areas
  5. Electoral Wards
  6. Community Health Partnerships
  7. 2001 Intermediate Zones
  8. 2001 Data Zones
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Department for Work and Pensions
In folders
License
Issued
29/07/2014
Modified
09/02/2016
Next update due
Not supplied
Description

Income Support (IS) was introduced in April 1988 can be paid to a person aged 16 to 59 who is in Great Britain, is not working 16 hours or more a week and has less money coming in than the law says they need to live on.

From October 1996, Jobseekers Allowance replaced Income Support (IS) for unemployed people. IS is now only available to people who are not required to be available for work such as carers, sick and disabled people and lone parents. The number of pensioner claimants will not equal the number of claimants aged 60 or over, as it also considers the age of the partner. Pension Credit (PC) replaced the Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) in October 2003, PC claimants are shown separately.

Data shown here are derived from a 100% data source; the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS) which is not subject to any sampling error. The dataset provides counts of total claimants and breakdowns by age, gender, duration on benefit, partnering and by statistical group. Each Income Support claimant has been assigned to one of three statistical groups: Incapacity Benefits; Lone Parent; Carer or Others on Income Related Benefits. Statistical groups are arranged hierarchically and claimants are assigned to the highest statistical group that they belong to. Thus a person who claims Income Support as a Lone Parent and also receives Incapacity Benefit would be classified into incapacity benefits group. For this reason the group Lone Parent, for example will not contain all lone parents claiming Income Support. Some will be included in the Incapacity Benefits group instead. The data is a snapshot in time and will therefore exclude a small number of clerically held cases.

The snapshots are taken at quarterly intervals at the end of February (Q1), May (Q2), August (Q3) and November (Q4). The very small number of claimants who have an unknown age or gender are included within the area total but excluded from the age and gender breakdowns as they pose a small disclosure risk. The data in the WPLS datasets are not directly comparable to the annual individual level data previously released as they were a single snapshot at a point in time and did not reflect late notifications and removals from the systems. Due to the introduction of Pension Credit, rates are only shown for claimants aged 16-59, these are calculated using the population aged 16-59 from the small the area population estimates published by the National Records of Scotland. Populations denominators for higher geographies are based on best-fit 2001 geographies.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions.

Enquiries email: disseminationteam@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Details
Confidentiality Policy

Every effort has been made by the DWP to ensure that data do not allow the disclosure of confidential information and all counts have been adjusted using a variant of controlled rounding to base 5. Any counts that are shown as zero may not be a real zero.

Quality Management
Not supplied
Accuracy and Reliability
Not supplied
Coherence and Comparability
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Accessibility and Clarity
Not supplied
Relevance
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Timeliness and Punctuality
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Revisions
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URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/income-support-claimants
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Age
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/age
(not locked to a value)
Gender
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/gender
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

Linked Data is stored in graphs. We keep dataset contents (the data) separately from the metadata, to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need.

The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/income-support-claimants

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/income-support-claimants

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/income-support-claimants/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 3,591,016 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 9
Data structure definition 1
Observation 3,591,004
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/income-support-claimants
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/income-support-claimants http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/income-support-claimants
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/income-support-claimants/metadata
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Number of income support claimants by age and gender (age split not available for gender). xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
Every effort has been made by the DWP to ensure that data do not allow the disclosure of confidential information and all counts have been adjusted using a variant of controlled rounding to base 5. Any counts that are shown as zero may not be a real zero. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:statistics.enquiries@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Department for Work and Pensions http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/department-for-work-and-pensions
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
July 29, 2014 02:00 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
February 09, 2016 15:59 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Income Support (IS) was introduced in April 1988 can be paid to a person aged 16 to 59 who is in Great Britain, is not working 16 hours or more a week and has less money coming in than the law says they need to live on. From October 1996, Jobseekers Allowance replaced Income Support (IS) for unemployed people. IS is now only available to people who are not required to be available for work such as carers, sick and disabled people and lone parents. The number of pensioner claimants will not equal the number of claimants aged 60 or over, as it also considers the age of the partner. Pension Credit (PC) replaced the Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) in October 2003, PC claimants are shown separately. Data shown here are derived from a 100% data source; the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS) which is not subject to any sampling error. The dataset provides counts of total claimants and breakdowns by age, gender, duration on benefit, partnering and by statistical group. Each Income Support claimant has been assigned to one of three statistical groups: Incapacity Benefits; Lone Parent; Carer or Others on Income Related Benefits. Statistical groups are arranged hierarchically and claimants are assigned to the highest statistical group that they belong to. Thus a person who claims Income Support as a Lone Parent and also receives Incapacity Benefit would be classified into incapacity benefits group. For this reason the group Lone Parent, for example will not contain all lone parents claiming Income Support. Some will be included in the Incapacity Benefits group instead. The data is a snapshot in time and will therefore exclude a small number of clerically held cases. The snapshots are taken at quarterly intervals at the end of February (Q1), May (Q2), August (Q3) and November (Q4). The very small number of claimants who have an unknown age or gender are included within the area total but excluded from the age and gender breakdowns as they pose a small disclosure risk. The data in the WPLS datasets are not directly comparable to the annual individual level data previously released as they were a single snapshot at a point in time and did not reflect late notifications and removals from the systems. Due to the introduction of Pension Credit, rates are only shown for claimants aged 16-59, these are calculated using the population aged 16-59 from the small the area population estimates published by the National Records of Scotland. Populations denominators for higher geographies are based on best-fit 2001 geographies. Source: Department for Work and Pensions. Enquiries email: [disseminationteam@dwp.gsi.gov.uk](disseminationteam@dwp.gsi.gov.uk) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/income-support-claimants
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Income Support Claimants xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/2/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://docs.publishmydata.com
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Income Support Claimants xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
dataset http://rdfs.org/ns/void#Dataset
Dataset http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#Dataset
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