Updated rural England indicators

  • Out-of-work benefit recipients:
    • first graph (working-age – by group): the proportion of working-age adults 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 in receipt of means-tested benefits is much lower in rural districts than in urban districts.

Updated local area data

  • Out-of-work benefit recipients (Great Britain; district-level spreadsheet and map plus ward-level spreadsheet and map).
  • Pension Credit recipients (Great Britain; district-level spreadsheet and map plus ward-level spreadsheet and map).