Statistics

 

Recipients of Weekly Social Welfare Payments by Programme (Number)


 

 Recipients of weekly Social Welfare payments by programme (Number)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Programme
2003 
2004 
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Older People
298,169 
303,653 
311,170
339,363
351,800
364,015
378,746
393,825
Widows, Widowers and One Parent Families
211,774 
212,952 
215,676
205,923
208,772
211,793
214,877
217,741
Child Related
12,186 
11,974 
12,074
16,235
22,302
24,828
24,687
24,917
Illness, Disability and Caring
216,292 
227,347 
241,657
246,576
264,890
285,592
296,971
302,397
Jobseeker's Supports
145,339 
131,539 
128,111
126,343
139,435
235,366
363,370
385,307
Employment Supports
44,113 
 40,216
39,589
43,496
45,522
51,526
57,588
69,054
Supplementary Welfare Allowance
 31,217
29,748 
28,066
25,331
27,379
35,546
42,775
37,499
Miscellaneous
342 
303 
270
250
227
217
192
179
 
Total Recipients
959,432 
957,732 
976,613
1,003,517
1,060,327
1,208,883
1,379,206
1,430,919
Source: Department of Social Protection