Child maintenance recipients
Last updated 11 July 2019 - see all updates
1. Main facts and figures
- as at December 2018, 85.6% of recipients of child maintenance were from the White ethnic group (not counting payments arranged privately)
- 12.5% of recipients of child maintenance were from ethnic minority groups, and the ethnicity wasn't known for 1.9% of recipients
- for comparison, according to the 2011 Census, 83.7% of lone parents with dependent children were White, 8.3% were Black, 4.2% were Asian, 2.9% had Mixed ethnicity, and 0.9% were from the Other ethnic group
The ethnic categories used in this data
The data is broken down into the following 5 broad ethnic groups:
- Other ethnic groups
2. By ethnicity
Summary of Child maintenance recipients By ethnicity Summary
Administrative data is data generated and stored on the Child Maintenance Service computer systems. The Child Maintenance Service stores information on all parents using the service.
To reduce the amount of people whose ethnicity wasn’t known, records are matched to other benefit systems managed by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Percentages are rounded to one decimal place. Recipient totals are rounded to the nearest 100.
4. Data sources
Type of data
Type of statistic
Department for Work and Pensions
Purpose of data source
This data gives an overview of the performance of the Child Maintenance Service with the most up-to-date statistics and breakdowns.
5. Download the data
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