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Disability Living Allowance: a data cube spreadsheet

Number of Disability Living Allowance claimants by age group and gender.

Count (Claimants) for values of Age
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Filter Areas by type:
Reference Area 11-15 years 16-24 years 25-49 years 5-10 years 50-59 years 60-69 years All Under 16 years Under 5 years 70 years and over 16-17 years 18-24 years 25-29 years 30-34 years 35-39 years 40-44 years 45-49 years 50-54 years 55-59 years 60-64 years 65-69 years 70-74 years 75-79 years 80-84 years 85-89 years 90 years and over
Countries
Scotland 11,620 14,830 83,420 11,330 65,530 78,390 312,650 25,950 3,040 42,010 3,720 11,270 8,450 11,270 17,360 22,010 25,170 28,270 37,650 40,690 38,200 25,910 13,120 2,980 560 30
Council Areas
Aberdeen City 370 510 2,870 330 2,040 2,080 9,250 790 90 870 130 380 340 420 580 700 870 890 1,160 1,120 980 590 250 50 10 0
Aberdeenshire 490 520 2,440 470 1,950 2,200 9,190 1,080 120 940 140 380 290 350 500 620 690 830 1,130 1,230 990 610 290 60 10 0
Angus 230 290 1,480 220 1,180 1,460 5,600 530 80 620 70 220 160 210 310 370 430 480 710 780 690 410 170 40 0 0
Argyll and Bute 170 210 1,050 140 980 1,150 4,280 350 40 500 60 160 110 170 210 260 320 470 520 610 540 300 160 40 10 0
City of Edinburgh 880 1,180 6,450 820 4,180 4,380 20,480 1,910 210 2,100 310 900 650 890 1,470 1,730 1,840 1,890 2,330 2,370 2,050 1,330 640 150 30 0
Clackmannanshire 120 160 880 110 670 910 3,420 260 30 510 40 130 90 110 180 210 290 280 390 490 430 320 140 40 10 0
Dumfries and Galloway 290 410 2,270 310 2,000 2,480 9,050 670 70 1,150 90 320 210 270 440 650 730 830 1,190 1,310 1,190 710 350 90 20 0
Dundee City 340 560 3,000 400 2,190 2,410 10,260 850 110 1,150 120 450 340 410 580 800 920 940 1,260 1,180 1,250 780 320 60 0 0
East Ayrshire 290 370 2,040 240 1,690 2,250 8,440 590 60 1,430 90 280 230 280 430 540 580 710 990 1,150 1,120 820 480 110 30 0
Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Age
  1. 11-15 years
  2. 16-24 years
  3. 25-49 years
  4. 5-10 years
  5. 50-59 years
  6. 60-69 years
  7. All
  8. Under 16 years
  9. Under 5 years
  10. 70 years and over
  11. 16-17 years
  12. 18-24 years
  13. 25-29 years
  14. 30-34 years
  15. 35-39 years
  16. 40-44 years
  17. 45-49 years
  18. 50-54 years
  19. 55-59 years
  20. 60-64 years
  21. 65-69 years
  22. 70-74 years
  23. 75-79 years
  24. 80-84 years
  25. 85-89 years
  26. 90 years and over
Gender
  1. All
  2. Female
  3. Male
Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 2002-Q2
  2. 2002-Q3
  3. 2002-Q4
  4. 2003-Q1
  5. 2003-Q2
  6. 2003-Q3
  7. 2003-Q4
  8. 2004-Q1
  9. 2004-Q2
  10. 2004-Q3
  11. 2004-Q4
  12. 2005-Q1
  13. 2005-Q2
  14. 2005-Q3
  15. 2005-Q4
  16. 2006-Q1
  17. 2006-Q2
  18. 2006-Q3
  19. 2006-Q4
  20. 2007-Q1
  21. 2007-Q2
  22. 2007-Q3
  23. 2007-Q4
  24. 2008-Q1
  25. 2008-Q2
  26. 2008-Q3
  27. 2008-Q4
  28. 2009-Q1
  29. 2009-Q2
  30. 2009-Q3
  31. 2009-Q4
  32. 2010-Q1
  33. 2010-Q2
  34. 2010-Q3
  35. 2010-Q4
  36. 2011-Q1
  37. 2011-Q2
  38. 2011-Q3
  39. 2011-Q4
  40. 2012-Q1
  41. 2012-Q2
  42. 2012-Q3
  43. 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
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Issued
29/07/2014
Modified
09/02/2016
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Description

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was introduced in April 1992 and it combined the benefits previously covered by Attendance Allowance and Mobility Allowance. It is paid to people who become disabled before the age of 65. DLA consists of two components, the care component and the mobility component. The mobility component is not available to children under the age of 3.

There are three rates of the care component and two rates of the mobility component. People who are not expected to live longer than six months because they have a terminal illness qualify automatically. Once a claimant has been awarded DLA they will get it as long as they meet the conditions of entitlement. For detailed and up-to-date eligibility conditions and rules for claiming DLA see DWP Website.

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 and some benefit specific information. It 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). A 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. Rates per 100,000 of the total population are provided. Population data are from the small 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.

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URI

This slice of multidimensional data is not a Linked Data resource in the database: it's a virtual resource (i.e. you can't query it by SPARQL). But does have a permanent unique URL which can be bookmarked.

http://statistics.gov.scot/slice?dataset=http%3A%2F%2Fstatistics.gov.scot%2Fdata%2Fdisability-living-allowance&http%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Flinked-data%2Fcube%23measureType=http%3A%2F%2Fstatistics.gov.scot%2Fdef%2Fmeasure-properties%2Fcount&http%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Flinked-data%2Fsdmx%2F2009%2Fdimension%23refPeriod=http%3A%2F%2Freference.data.gov.uk%2Fid%2Fquarter%2F2006-Q3&http%3A%2F%2Fstatistics.gov.scot%2Fdef%2Fdimension%2Fgender=http%3A%2F%2Fstatistics.gov.scot%2Fdef%2Fconcept%2Fgender%2Fall
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
Count
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/measure-properties/count
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
2006-Q3
http://reference.data.gov.uk/id/quarter/2006-Q3
Gender
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/gender
All
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/gender/all
Age
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/age
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)