Wealden District Council

Equality Monitoring Data - Benefits and Council Tax Customers - 2013-14

This page shows the equality monitoring data we've collected to help analyse access to services/participation rates for people with different protected characteristics for the Benefits Service. Benefit claimants are those claiming housing benefit or Council Tax Reduction or both in the first quarter of 2013-14.

The lists below show the breakdown of benefit claimants by protected characteristic:

  • race,
  • age,
  • marital status,
  • gender,
  • disability,
  • sexual orientation, and
  • religion and belief.

Distribution of race within benefit claimants

  • African: 0%
  • Any other Asian background: 0%
  • Any other Mixed background: 0%
  • Any other white background: 0%
  • Bangladeshi: 0%
  • British: 98%
  • Caribbean: 0%
  • Chinese: 0%
  • Indian:0%
  • Irish: 0%
  • Not Stated: 0%
  • Pakistani: 2%
  • Prefer not to say: 0%
  • Any other ethnic group: 0%

Distribution of age within benefit claimants

  • Age 16 - 19:  4.9%
  • Age 20 - 29:  26.8%
  • Age 30 -39:   19.5%
  • Age 40 - 49:  14.6%
  • Age 50 - 59:  12.2%
  • Age 60 - 69:  9.8%
  • Age 70 - 79%: 9.8%
  • Age 80 and over: 1%

Distribution of marital status within benefit claimants

  • Civil partnership: 0%
  • Divorced: 17.9%
  • Married: 17.9%
  • Not specified: 0%
  • Partner/Co-habiting: 5.1%
  • Separated: 3%
  • Single: 51.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%

Distribution of gender within benefit claimants

  • Female: 75%
  • Male: 25%
  • Unspecified: 0%

Distribution of disability within benefit claimants

  • Not Disabled: 81.85%
  • Disabled: 18.5%
  • Unknown: 0%

Distribution of sexual orientation within benefit claimants

  • Bi-sexual: 0%
  • Declined to specify: 0%
  • Gay man: 0%
  • Heterosexual: 85.7%
  • Lesbian: 0%
  • Prefer not to comment: 14.3%

Distribution of religion and belief within benefit claimants

  • Buddhism: 0%
  • Christian: 67.5%
  • Hinduism: 0%
  • Muslim/Islam: 0%
  • No religion or belief: 27.5%
  • Not specified: 0%
  • Other: 5%