Statistics

Official statistics of how many people claim universal credits, the current release has been compiled from 2012 to June 2019 and will be updated every 6 months to reflect the current enrollment.

The numbers represented in the table below include the whole United Kingdom, England, Wales and Scotland.

The data has been collected from every city and postcode area that has rolled out universal credit, the data in includes all current and new claims of the benefit.

Area (Postcode) (City)Total (Confirmed Claims)
(AB) Aberdeen23,034
(AL) St Albans11,513
(B) Birmingham
200,967
(BA) Bath
41,122
(BB) Blackburn
59,566
(BD) Bradford
47,866
(BH) Bournemouth
33,994
(BL) Bolton
32,057
(BN) Brighton
50,074
(BR) Bromley
9,569
(BS) Bristol
51,465
(CA) Carlisle
26,252
(CB) Cambridge
11,363
(CF) Cardiff
73,970
(CH) Chester
71,509
(CM) Chelmsford
30,450
(CO) Colchester
22,299
(CR) Croydon
55,559
(CT) Canterbury
40,636
(CV) Coventry
58,440
(CW) Crewe
25,477
(DA) Dartford
18,503
(DD) Dundee
26,947
(DE) Derby
41,432
(DG) Dumfries
9,066
(DH) Durham
22,651
(DL) Darlington
31,732
(DN) Doncaster
77,238
(DT) Dorchester
11,516
(DY) Dudley
33,164
(E) East London
84,256
(EC) East Central London
1,753
(EH) Edinburgh
57,356
(EN) Enfield
21,775
(EX) Exeter
20,673
(FK) Falkirk and Stirling
25,444
(FY) Blackpool
21,315
(G) Glasgow
80,484
(GL) Gloucester
36,446
(GU) Guildford
13,904
(HA) Harrow
17,491
(HD) Huddersfield
22,289
(HG) Harrogate
11,577
(HP) Hemel Hempstead
14,190
(HR) Hereford
7,414
(HS) Outer Hebrides
835
(HU) Hull
19,969
(HX) Halifax
18,954
(IG) Ilford
18,871
(IP) Ipswich
27,260
(IV) Inverness
22,619
(KA) Kilmarnock
40,794
(KT) Kingston-upon-Thames
11,833
(KW) Kirkwall
3,389
(KY) Kirkcaldy
35,064
(L) Liverpool
105,015
(LA) Lancaster
27,629
(LD) Llandrindod Wells
1,298
(LE) Leicester
59,745
(LL) Llandudno
32,937
(LN) Lincoln
16,988
(LS) Leeds
40,282
(LU) Luton
10,543
(M) Manchester
149,057
(ME) Rochester
34,288
(MK) Milton Keynes
29,067
(ML) Motherwell
38,094
(N) North London
52,895
(NE) Newcastle-upon-Tyne
114,344
(NG) Nottingham
61,404
(NN) Northampton
35,906
(NP) Newport
48,727
(NR) Norwich
54,861
(NW) North West London
26,222
(OL) Oldham
73,618
(OX) Oxford
30,762
(PA) Paisley
25,197
(PE) Peterborough
52,356

(PH) Perth
8,097
(PL) Plymouth
39,966
(PO) Portsmouth
31,360

(PR) Preston
38,963
(RG) Reading
34,733
(RH) Redhill
18,363
(RM) Romford
37,291
(S) Sheffield
97,812
(SA) Swansea
51,870
(SE) South East London
96,802
(SG) Stevenage
10,833
(SK) Stockport
36,852
(SL) Slough
15,185
(SM) Sutton
23,829
(SN) Swindon
40,296
(SO) Southampton
52,890
(SP) Salisbury
12,228
(SR) Sunderland
23,513
(SS) Southend-on-Sea
40,280
(ST) Stoke-on-Trent
28,630
(SW) South West London
45,342
(SY) Shrewsbury
14,193
(TA) Taunton
34,628
(TD) Galashiels
6,153
(TF) Telford
9,994
(TN) Tonbridge
36,746
(TQ) Torquay
12,594
(TR) Truro
17,595
(TS) Cleveland
53,753
(TW) Twickenham
46,280
(UB) Southall
20,116
(W) West London
35,258
(WA) Warrington
75,895
(WC) West Central London
1,400
(WD) Watford
13,643
(WF) Wakefield
33,040
(WN) Wigan
37,189
(WR) Worcester
9,515
(WS) Walsall
27,687
(WV) Wolverhampton
39,941
(YO) York
39,506
(ZE) Lerwick
646
TOTAL:4,357,544