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Disability Living Allowance: Mental Health

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in Bridgend constituency (a) of each age group, (b) of each sex, (c) with each physical disability and (d) with each mental health diagnosis who are in receipt of disability benefits; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information requested is in the following tables.

Disability living allowance recipients in Bridgend parliamentary constituency by main disabling condition, age and sex—November 2010
  All Physical disorders Mental health disorders
All Female Male All Female Male All Female Male
All 6,660 3,380 3,280 5,190 2,760 2,430 1,470 630 850
Under 5 70 30 40 40 20 20 30 10 20
5-10 220 60 160 110 40 70 100 20 80
11-15 240 70 170 120 40 80 120 20 100
16-17 90 30 60 40 20 20 50 10 40
18-24 250 90 160 100 30 70 150 60 100
25-29 160 80 80 70 40 30 100 50 50
30-34 190 80 100 90 40 40 100 40 60
35-39 290 150 140 160 100 60 130 50 70
40-44 330 180 150 210 120 90 120 60 60
45-49 510 300 210 350 210 140 160 90 70
50-54 480 290 200 360 220 140 120 70 50
55-59 620 360 260 530 310 220 90 50 40
60-64 860 450 410 770 410 360 90 40 50
65-69 890 470 420 830 440 400 60 40 20
70-74 720 370 340 680 360 330 30 10 20
75-79 470 240 230 450 230 220 20 10 10
80-84 190 90 110 190 90 110
85-89 70 40 30 70 40 30
90 and over 10 10 10 10
All 6,660 3,380 3,280 5,190 2,760 2,430 1,470 630 850
Attendance allowance recipients in Bridgend parliamentary constituency by main disabling condition, age and sex—November 2010
  All Physical disorders Mental health disorders
All Female Male All Female Male All Female Male
All 2,910 2,030 880 2,730 1,900 830 180 130 50
65 to 69 80 50 30 70 50 30 10 10
70 to 74 330 210 120 320 200 120 20 10
75 to 79 600 390 210 550 360 190 40 20 20
80 to 84 730 510 220 690 470 210 40 30 10
85 to 89 730 520 200 690 490 190 40 30 10
90 and over 440 350 90 410 320 90 30 30
‘—’ Denotes nil or negligible. Notes: 1. Case loads are rounded to the nearest 10—totals may not sum due to rounding. 2. Where more than one disability is present only the main disabling condition is recorded. 3. Figures show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital. 4. Constituencies used are for the Westminster Parliament 2010. 5. 'Physical Disorders' encompass all categories not included in 'Mental Health Disorders’. Namely, the main disabling conditions Arthritis, Muscle/Joint/Bone Disease, Blindness, Stroke Related, Epilepsy, Deafness, Malignant Disease, Chest Disease, Back Ailments, Heart Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Renal Disorders, AIDS, Skin Disease, Frailty, Multiple Sclerosis and a number of cases not allocated to a main disabling condition. These are codes which were introduced in October 2008 and include B21 'Infectious diseases (Tuberculosis)', B31 'Infectious diseases (Malaria)' and B99 'Infectious diseases (Other Infectious Disease)'. Unknown cases are also included in this category. 6. 'Mental Health Disorders' encompass the main disabling conditions 'Learning Difficulties' and 'Mental and Behavioural Disorders' and the new code introduced in October 2008 , 'Psychiatric Disorders'. Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

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