Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

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The Council & democracy Income and Welfare Benefits

Here you can get data and intelligence about income and welfare benefits.

Key income and welfare benefits statistics

  • The combined number of Manchester Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit (UC) not in work claimants was 9,395 in November 2017, representing 2.5% of residents aged 16-64. 

Accessing income and welfare benefits data

Local level income and welfare benefits data can be accessed from the Intelligence Hub, where you can view and download the data on a map and a chart.


A number of reports have been produced by the council relating to income and welfare benefits.

Download income and welfare benefits reports

External data and intelligence

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