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Figures for young people aged 16 to 18 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are provided by Trafford Connexions. Certain assumptions have been made regarding this data and have been explained below the data table. Low numbers have been supressed.

NEET Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

*Adjusted Figures
From DfE research it was determined that from those who lapsed from EET 92% were likely to still be EET, therefore the remaining 8% were counted as NEET. These assumptions are then applied to those whose currency had lapsed to give an adjusted NEET figure. The formula assumes;

Once we add these lapsed figures back into EET and NEET and re-calculate the figures it gives us the adjusted NEET percentage.

This chart shows what percentage of all of Trafford's NEET young people are located within the ward.

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This data summarises any resident who claims at least one key DWP benefit. To define Ward level statistics for this data we have had to aggregate from LSOA level, using approximate weightings where LSOAs are shared across ward boundaries. The working age population figures have been aggregated using the same method to maintain consistency. Anything prior to 2011 uses the Census 2001 population statistics, anything following 2011 uses Census 2011 statistics.

Claimants Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

The following table gives a summarised history of benefit claimants.

Claimants Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

JSA is a benefit payable to unemployed people. In general, to be entitled to JSA, a person must be available for work for at least 40 hours a week, be actively seeking work, and have entered into a Jobseeker's Agreement with Jobcentre Plus.

JSA Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

This experimental series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit and are required to seek work and be available for work and replaces the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance as the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed:

Further information on the Claimant Count is available in the latest Statistical Bulletin.

Claimants Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) replaced Incapacity Benefit and Income Support paid on the grounds of incapacity for new claims from 27th October 2008.

Claimants Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

Incapacity Benefit (IB) is paid to people who are incapable of work and who meet certain contribution conditions, since replaced in October 2008 by ESA.

Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) was paid to those unable to work for 28 weeks in a row or more because of illness or disability. Since April 2001 it has not been possible to make a new SDA claim.

Claimants Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

Income Support is intended to help people on low incomes who do not have to be available for employment. It can normally be claimed by people who are:

The main types of people who receive it are lone parents, the long and short-term sick, people with disabilities and other special groups.

2003 saw a significant drop in the number of residents across the country claiming income support due to the child related aspect of income support being transferred to the tax credits system.

Claimants Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) provides a non-contributory, non means-tested and tax-free contribution towards the disability-related extra costs of severely disabled people who claim help with those costs before the age of 65. It replaced and extended Attendance Allowance and Mobility Allowance for people in this age group from April 1992.

Claimants Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

The number of Universal Credit claimants includes those who have started Universal Credit (completed the Universal Credit claim process and accepted their Claimant Commitment) and have not had a termination recorded for this spell, up to the 'count date'.

Claimants Trafford England
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

Qualification data is collected by ONS during each census and is available via the nomisweb portal.

Qualifications Trafford UK
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

Highest level of qualification has been split into four levels, plus categories for 'Apprenticeships and other qualifications' and 'No qualifications':

This chart gives figures for those who are economically active (in employment or actively seeking employment) and economically inactive (not in employment).

Labour Supply Trafford England & Wales
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

This dataset provides 2011 estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 to 74 in employment the week before the census in England and Wales by occupation. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

Occupations Trafford England & Wales
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage

2011 Census results are coded to the newer Standard Occupational Classification 2010 (SOC2010) introduced in June 2010. More information about SOC2010 can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/soc2010/index.html These statistics provide central government with an understanding of the workforce and the type of skills available and is particularly useful for local economic development, monitoring labour market trends and contributing to schemes created to increase the number of skilled jobs for local residents. The data influence both central and local government resource allocation, Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets for regional competitiveness, and can inform equality and diversity strategies.