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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 2017-18 to 2019-20 (3 year averages of financial years)
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YearIn March 2021, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) made minor revisions to the whole time series up to 2019/20, to capture all income from child maintenance. In most cases the percentages of people in low income were unchanged rounded to the nearest percentage point[Filtered]
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All individualsPercentage of all individuals living in households with an income below 60 per cent of the median household income for the UK[Collapse]United Kingdom2222212121212122222222
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales2322232323232324242323
[Expand]Scotland1918181818181819201919
[Expand]Northern Ireland2121212021212020181918
[Collapse]England2322222121212122222222
EnglandNorth East2422212122222223242425
North West2323232222222223232222
Yorkshire and the Humber2324232221222222222424
East Midlands2221201920202121211920
West Midlands2525232323232424242425
East of England2019181818181819191919
London2929282827272728282827
South East1817171818181818191919
South West2020201918181919191919
ChildrenPercentage of children living in households with an income below 60 per cent of the median household income for the UK[Collapse]United Kingdom3029282727282829303030
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales3331323231292928292831
[Expand]Scotland2424212121222323242324
[Expand]Northern Ireland2726262425252626242524
[Collapse]England3129282828282930303030
EnglandNorth East3331272826262832343437
North West3331313030293031323131
Yorkshire and the Humber3232302927282930303133
East Midlands2925252324252829282527
West Midlands3634312929303334343435
East of England2625232323242526272726
London3938373737373637373838
South East2422222223242426252524
South West2625242424262524252526
Working-age adultsPercentage of working-age adults living in households with an income below 60 per cent of the median household income for the UK[Collapse]United Kingdom2121212121212121212121
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales2222222422222323232222
[Expand]Scotland1919181919191919201919
[Expand]Northern Ireland1819212021212019171817
[Collapse]England2222222121212121212121
EnglandNorth East2422222223232324232324
North West2223232222222222222120
Yorkshire and the Humber2223232322222222212323
East Midlands2122212021202120201819
West Midlands2424232323232322222223
East of England1918181717171818191818
London2728272726262526252524
South East1716171818171717181918
South West1920201919181818181919
PensionersPercentage of pensioners living in households with an income below 60 per cent of the median household income for the UK[Collapse]United Kingdom1615141413141415161617
United Kingdom[Expand]Wales1715141415171820191918
[Expand]Scotland1312121212121213151514
[Expand]Northern Ireland1918161515141413131212
[Collapse]England1615141413141415161617
EnglandNorth East1714121011131414151416
North West1514131212121414161618
Yorkshire and the Humber1717161413131416171717
East Midlands1815141312131314131415
West Midlands1515151414141616171718
East of England1615131314131313141415
London2120181918181922242425
South East1514141414141313141416
South West1515141212131414151515

Metadata

Title

Households Below Average Income

Last update

March 2021 March 2021

Next update

2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

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

Contact email

stats.inclusion@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Wales

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

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

Annual

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

See the link on the Weblinks tab

Rounding applied

See the link on the Weblinks tab

Revisions information

For the 2019-20 publication, a minor methodological revision was made to the HBAI data series by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to capture all income from child maintenance. This resulted in more income from child maintenance being included, in turn slightly increasing some household incomes and so tending to slightly reduce low income rates for families with children. The full back series (back to 1994/95) was revised so that comparisons over time are on a consistent basis across the full time series. In terms of the impact of these revisions, in most cases the percentages of people in low income were unchanged rounded to the nearest percentage point.

Statistical quality

See the link on the Weblinks tab

Keywords

Social Inclusion; HBAI; Income; Poverty