Client Group Analysis Claimants (Statistical Geographies)

The information is aggregated data from a database created by merging all the scans of the main Social Security Benefits. The data is at 1992 ward level.

This series has been suspended as of 2018 until further notice.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Creation Date October 30, 2015, 10:43 (UTC)
Topic Category
  • Boundaries
  • Society

The dataset is merged with the current Central Postcode Directory (CPD), with the necessary variables also extracted using SAS.

Geographic Referencing
The most recent dataset was created using the November 2017 CPD.

Disclosure Control Methods
All data has been rounded to the nearest ten. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Quality Issues
The data has been cross-referenced with previous analysis to safeguard its quality. No problems were found.

Further Information
In producing this analysis, individual records were attributed to Local Government District on the basis of their postcode. Not all records can be correctly allocated to a Local Government District using this method, and some cannot be allocated at all. Past investigation has demonstrated that mis-allocations and non-allocations do not necessarily occur randomly between areas. At present, it seems likely that a higher than average proportion of the records that cannot be attributed to Local Government District are in the following areas: Fermanagh District Council, Derry District Council and parts of Belfast City Council.

Further datasets and statistics including individual benefits at statistical geography level are available on the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS) website

Variables CGA Claimants Male/Female 16-34/ 35-49/ 50-64/ 65+ wkage - Client Group Analysis, No of working age claimants claiming at least one of the main benefits (Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disability Allowance. Pension Credit for males aged 60 - 64)

penage - Client Group Analysis, No of pensionable age claimants claiming at least one of the main benefits (Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disability Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Retirement Pension, Carer's Allowance, Widow's Benefit and Pension Credit. Pension Credit replaced Income Support in October 2003)

Frequency of Update Annually
Contact Name Mark McFetridge
Contact Email
Additional Information
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