This page provides constituency-level data on child poverty in Great Britain. It also shows the latest data for small areas within each constituency. The poverty figures on this page are classed as experimental official statistics, and were published by the HMRC and DWP for the first time in March 2020.

Relative poverty: households with income below 60% of the median (middle) household income. This can be seen as a measure of inequality between low- and middle-income households.

Absolute poverty: households with income below 60% of (inflation-adjusted) median income in 2010/11. This is often used to look at how living standards of low-income households are changing over time.

In these statistics, income is measured before housing costs are taken into account.

Library briefing paper Poverty in the UK: statistics provides more information and statistics at the national and regional level.

Single constituency

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Compare constituencies

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Methodology

The HMRC and DWP published these experimental child poverty statistics for the first time in March 2020, as a companion to the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) survey.

The statistics are calibrated to, and so match, three-year average regional and work status figures from the HBAI survey.

A family must have claimed one or more of Universal Credit, Tax Credits or Housing Benefit at some point in the year to be classes as low income in these statistics.

Income is adjusted to account for differences in size and composition in households.

End Child Poverty, a campaign to end child poverty in the UK, provides constituency level data for relative child poverty after housing costs, including for Northern Ireland. End Child Poverty uses different methodology to the HMRC and DWP, so these datasets are not comparable.

Data updates

Poverty data is usually updated by the DWP in March of each year.

Sources

HM Revenue & Customs and Department for Work & Pensions, Children in low income families: local area statistics 2014/15 to 2018/19.

ONS Geography Open Data