Updated rural England indicators

Out-of-work benefit recipients:

  • first graph (working-age – by group): the proportion of working-age adults who are in receipt of out-of-work benefits is much lower in rural districts than in urban districts.
  • second graph (working-age – over time): as in urban districts, the rise in the number of claimants in the last three years has brought the numbers back up to where they were a decade ago.
  • third graph (retirement-age): the proportion of pensioners who are in receipt of means-tested benefits is much lower in rural districts than in urban districts.