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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Percentage of all individuals, children, working-age adults and pensioners living in relative income poverty for the UK, UK countries and regions of England between 1994-95 to 1996-97 and 2016-17 to 2018-19 (3 year averages of financial years)
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Click here to sort2000-01 to 2002-03Click here to sort2001-02 to 2003-04Click here to sort2002-03 to 2004-05Click here to sort2003-04 to 2005-06Click here to sort2004-05 to 2006-07Click here to sort2005-06 to 2007-08Click here to sort2006-07 to 2008-09Click here to sort2007-08 to 2009-10Click here to sort2008-09 to 2010-11Click here to sort2009-10 to 2011-12Click here to sort2010-11 to 2012-13Click here to sort2011-12 to 2013-14Click here to sort2012-13 to 2014-15Click here to sort2013-14 to 2015-16Click here to sort2014-15 to 2016-17Click here to sort2015-16 to 2017-18Click here to sort2016-17 to 2018-19
All individuals[Collapse]United Kingdom2322212121222222222121212121222222
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales2524232222242323222323232323242423
[Expand]Northern Ireland..202020201921(r) 212120212120201819
EnglandNorth East2624242323242524222221222222232424
North West2423222223242423232322(r) 222222232322
Yorkshire and the Humber2424222222232323242322212222222224
East Midlands2322222122222222212020202021212119
West Midlands2524232323242525252423232324242424
East of England1818181818192020191818181819192020
South East1818171718191918171718181818181919
South West2121191919(r) 192020202019181919191919
Children[Collapse]United Kingdom30302929303131(r) 30292827272829303030
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales34313129303332333133(r) 32312930282928
[Expand]Northern Ireland..262725262527262624252526262425
EnglandNorth East(r) 35(r) 33(r) 3432(r) 33(r) 33(r) 3433312828262628333535
North West3332303131(r) 333333313130302930323232
Yorkshire and the Humber31313030303132(r) 32323029282829303032
East Midlands29282827283029292525(r) 23(r) 242629292826
West Midlands343231323335(r) 3536343229293033343434
East of England2323232424252626252423242525262727
London(r) 3838394040404039383737(r) 383737373739
South East2322222225262624(r) 222222232525262525
South West(r) 2728262625(r) 2626262625(r) 24242626252525
Working-age adults[Collapse]United Kingdom1919191920202121212121212121212121
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales2222212121232222(r) 222224222223242322
[Expand]Northern Ireland..181817181718192120(r) 212120191718
EnglandNorth East2221(r) 21212223232422(r) 2322232323242324
North West2020192021222222232322222222222221
Yorkshire and the Humber2021202020212122232323222222222123
East Midlands1919191920202121212120212121202019
West Midlands2020202022232324242323232323222222
East of England141516161717(r) 1819181817181718181918
South East1515151516171717161717181717171819
South West1818171717181919202019191819181819
Pensioners[Collapse]United Kingdom2523201817181716151414131414151616
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales2322191818181817151414(r) 151718201919
[Expand]Northern Ireland..(r) 191919192019181615151414131312
[Collapse]England25232118(r) 18181816151414131414151616
EnglandNorth East2722191617181817141210(r) 111314141514
North West25232119(r) 19181715141312121214141616
Yorkshire and the Humber26231917171819(r) 17171614131214161717
East Midlands27(r) 25222020(r) 211918151413121313141314
West Midlands2826231918171515151514141416161717
East of England2523211716161716151313141313131414
London27(r) 26232121222321201819181819212424
South East2322191615161515141414141413131414
South West2422191616171715151412121314141515


Households Below Average Income

Last update
March 2020 March 2020

Next update

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Households Below Average Income, Family Resources Survey, Department for Work and Pensions

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Geographical coverage
UK regions

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
This table presents data on all people, children, working-age adults and pensioners living in households that have a household income below 60 per cent of the UK median household income before and after housing costs are paid.

Data collection and calculation
The data was provided by the Department of Work and Pensions Households Below Average Income Team

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Figures shown are 3 year moving averages. Figures cover Great Britain to 2000-01 to 2003-04 and the United Kingdom from 2002-03 to 2004-05.

Users, uses and context
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Rounding applied
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Revisions information
These figures were revised on 28 June 2016 due to a change in the method used to adjust household income figures for inflation. The new method uses the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) in place of the Retail Prices Index (RPI). Where this led to a change to the rounded figure is marked accordingly.

Statistical quality
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Social Inclusion; HBAI; Income; Poverty