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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 2014-15 to 2016-17 (3 year averages of financial years)
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Click here to sort1994-95 to 1996-97Click here to sort1995-96 to 1997-98Click here to sort1996-97 to 1998-99Click here to sort1997-98 to 1999-00Click here to sort1998-99 to 2000-01Click here to sort1999-00 to 2001-02Click 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 2016-17
All individuals[Collapse]United Kingdom252525242423232221212122222222212121212122
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales272727262525252423222224232322232323232324
[Expand]Scotland(r) 232323232424232221201919191918181818181919
[Expand]Northern Ireland........202020201921(r) 21212021212020
EnglandNorth East293030302927262424232324252422222122222223
North West2626272726252423222223242423232322(r) 22222223
Yorkshire and the Humber262627272625242422222223232324232221222222
East Midlands232323232322232222212222222221202020202121
West Midlands242424232424252423232324252525242323232424
East of England222121201919181818181819202019181818181919
London(r) 293030292828272627272727292929282827272728
South East202019191918181817171819191817171818181818
South West2424242423222121191919(r) 19202020201918191919
Children[Collapse]United Kingdom33333433(r) 333130302929303131(r) 3029282727282930
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales36373636353434313129303332333133(r) 3231293028
[Expand]Northern Ireland........26272526252726262425252626
[Collapse]England33333433(r) 3231303029293031323130282828292930
EnglandNorth East373840403935(r) 35(r) 33(r) 3432(r) 33(r) 33(r) 343331282826262833
North West3636393837353332303131(r) 33333331313030293032
Yorkshire and the Humber35(r) 343636353331313030303132(r) 3232302928282930
East Midlands31303030302929282827283029292525(r) 23(r) 24262929
West Midlands3334(r) 33333434343231323335(r) 353634322929303334
East of England292728272624232323242425262625242324252526
London414242424140(r) 3838394040404039383737(r) 38373737
South East2726(r) 252524242322222225262624(r) 22222223252526
South West313132313029(r) 2728262625(r) 2626262625(r) 2424262625
Working-age adults[Collapse]United Kingdom202020201919191919192020212121212121212121
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales2424232222222222212121232222(r) 22222422222324
[Expand]Northern Ireland........181817181718192120(r) 21212019
EnglandNorth East2525252625232221(r) 21212223232422(r) 232223232324
North West(r) 212222222221202019202122222223232222222222
Yorkshire and the Humber222121222121202120202021212223232322222222
East Midlands191919181818191919192020212121212021212120
West Midlands1919(r) 18181919202020202223232424232323232322
East of England171616151514141516161717(r) 181918181718171818
South East161515151515151515151617171716171718171717
South West201919191919181817171718191920201919181918
Pensioners[Collapse]United Kingdom282929282726252320181718171615141413141415
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales26(r) 26262624242322191818181817151414(r) 15171820
[Expand]Scotland31(r) 3029282726252320171615141312121212121213
[Expand]Northern Ireland........(r) 19191919201918161515141413
[Collapse]England28292929282725232118(r) 1818181615141413141415
EnglandNorth East3333323131282722191617181817141210(r) 11131414
North West28282928272525232119(r) 1918171514131212121414
Yorkshire and the Humber30313232312926231917171819(r) 1717161413121416
East Midlands27293030292827(r) 25222020(r) 21191815141312131314
West Midlands(r) 282829282827282623191817151515151414141616
East of England292829282826252321171616171615131314131313
London30313132303027(r) 2623212122232120181918181921
South East262626262424232219161516151514141414141313
South West272928282625242219161617171515141212131414


Households Below Average Income

Last update
March 2018 March 2018

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