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Unemployment Benefits: Merseyside

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of worklessness benefits there were in each constituency in Merseyside in each year since 1980.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The available information is in the tables; information is only available on comparable basis from August 1999.

Claimants of worklessness benefits in each Merseyside parliamentary constituency: August 1999 to May 2004
August 1999 May 2000 May 2001 May 2002 May 2003 May 2004
Birkenhead 17,230 16,860 16,430 16,470 15,960 15,300
Bootle 15,890 15,480 14,990 15,060 14,740 14,150
Crosby 7,030 6,750 6,480 6,720 6,540 6,240
Knowsley North and Sefton East 17,170 16,410 15,950 16,240 15,800 14,980
Knowsley South 17,530 16,960 16,250 16,350 16,050 15,170
Liverpool, Garston 14,000 13,560 12,990 13,280 13,130 12,610
Liverpool, Riverside 21,680 21,000 20,500 20,470 20,110 19,470
Liverpool, Walton 19,710 19,210 18,780 18,680 18,400 17,690
Liverpool, Wavertree 16,030 15,610 15,080 15,230 14,710 14,000
Liverpool, West Derby 18,970 18,570 17,990 17,860 17,150 16,310
Southport 8,380 8,170 8,040 8,130 8,080 7,850
St Helens North 12,320 11,960 11,580 11,650 11,450 10,910
St Helens South 14,000 13,530 12,990 13,070 12,720 12,110
Wallasey 13,200 12,910 12,350 12,790 12,690 12,250
Wirral South 6,900 6,610 6,280 6,560 6,410 6,190
Wirral West 7,560 7,270 7,010 7,340 7,010 6,730
Claimants of worklessness benefits in each Merseyside parliamentary constituency: May 2005 to May 2009
May 2005 May 2006 May 2007 May 2008 May 2009( 1)
Birkenhead 14,800 14,800 14,370 14,410 15,850
Bootle 13,660 13,770 13,150 13,000 14,160
Crosby 6,180 6,140 5,860 5,790 6,630
Knowsley North and Sefton East 14,250 14,210 13,820 13,630 14,730
Knowsley South 14,680 14,620 14,140 13,960 15,070
Liverpool, Garston 12,480 12,320 11,820 11,490 12,690
Liverpool, Riverside 18,920 18,840 18,000 17,580 18,510
Liverpool, Walton 17,280 17,110 16,490 16,180 17,440
Liverpool, Wavertree 13,520 13,510 12,900 12,740 13,780
Liverpool, West Derby 15,980 15,870 15,220 15,010 16,340
Southport 7,570 7,630 7,500 7,510 8,460
St Helens North 10,660 10,680 10,540 10,390 11,520
St Helens South 11,930 11,870 11,710 11,570 12,770
Wallasey 11,950 12,140 11,840 11,760 13,010
Wirral South 5,940 5,950 5,700 5,640 6,370
Wirral West 6,570 6,520 6,380 6,250 6,880
(1) Provisional

Notes:

1. Data for 2009 now include Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). However, the ESA component of the data is provisional and is likely to be revised when data for the next quarter are released.

2. There are a number of different definitions of worklessness, but the one used in this analysis of benefits data is the same as the one in DWP statistics that refers to "Income replacement" benefits-those that are paid as replacement for an earned income. These are: jobseeker's allowance, incapacity benefit, income support, severe disablement allowance, and carers allowance. Using the Statistical Group analysis this includes jobseekers, incapacity benefits, lone parents, carers and other income related.

3. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

4. Figures are only available on comparable basis back to August 1999.

Source:

IFD 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

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