Children in poverty

The Department for Work & Pensions has published reports on the number of children living in low income families from 2014 to 2020 and the number and percentage of children in low income households from 1995 to 2020 in England. The figures show that, for children under 16-years-old or 16- to 19-years-old in full-time non advanced education: 31% of children were in relative low income households after housing costs, with 25% in absolute low income after housing costs in 2019/20; 12% of children were living in low income and material deprivation in 2019/20, up 1% since 2018/19; and the North West and West Midlands regions had the highest rates of children in low income families.

View the reports: Households below average income: for financial years ending 1995 to 2020
Children in low income families: local area statistics 2014 to 2020

Source: Department for Work & Pensions

Date: 26 March 2021