DWP has recently published statistics on the nationality of benefit claimants at the point of their registration for a national insurance number. These indicate that, at February 2011, 371,000 (6.4%) of DWP working age benefits claimants were non-UK nationals when they registered for their national insurance number. Of these, 25% were EU nationals and 75% were non-EU nationals.
Further information can be found in the full statistics release ‘Nationality at point of National Insurance number registration of DWP benefit claimants’ at:
The estimated numbers of working age benefit claimants in Plymouth who were non-UK nationals when they registered for a national insurance number are given in the following table, broken down in to EU and non-EU nationals:
|Non-UK nationals at NINo registration: DWP working age benefit claimants by world area in Plymouth unitary authority, February 2011|
|Notes: 1. These statistics do not provide a measure of non-UK nationals currently claiming benefits based on their current nationality. The statistics do provide an estimate of the number of people currently claiming benefit who, when they first registered for a NINo (that is, first entered the labour market), were non-UK nationals. 2. The above totals exclude a small number of claimants where the nationality is unknown (Non-UK). 3. Geography represents the information taken from the benefit claim as at February 2011—this is not necessarily the location at NINo registration. 4. World area of origin is based on a claimant's nationality. The mapping for ‘world areas’ is based on the present day. Bulgaria and Romania are classed as EU accession states. 5. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Source: DWP: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study and HMRC National Insurance and Pay as you Earn System (NPS)|