Official experimental statistics for the number of people on Universal Credit.


Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 11 March 2021 (Stat-Xplore)


Data for people on Universal Credit is available in Stat-Xplore on a monthly basis.

These monthly experimental statistics include the total number of people who are on Universal Credit at 11 March 2021.

The statistics are broken down by:

  • Jobcentre Plus office
  • age
  • employment status
  • conditionality regime
  • duration

Background information

Read the background information and methodology note for guidance on these statistics, such as timeliness, uses, and procedures.

Interactive statistics

View statistics on the Universal Credit claimants at Jobcentre Plus office level on a regional interactive map.

View a regional interactive map which shows statistics on households on Universal Credit at Local Authority level.

View an interactive dashboard of the latest Universal Credit household statistics by region.

Find further breakdowns of these statistics on Stat-Xplore, an online tool for exploring some of DWP’s main statistics.

Next releases

People on Universal Credit statistics are released monthly.
Next release: 18 May 2021.

Households on Universal Credit statistics, and claims and starts for Universal Credit are released quarterly.
Next quarterly release: 18 May 2021.

Pre-release access

In addition to staff who are responsible for the production and quality assurance of the statistics, up to 24-hour pre-release access is provided to ministers and other officials. We publish the job titles and organisations of the people who have been granted up to 24-hour pre-release access to the latest Universal Credit statistics.

Published 20 April 2021