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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Working age adults in relative income poverty by economic status of household
YearIn March 2021, 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.[Filter]
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[Collapse]All households502492512544512512523543543522532
All households[Collapse]Working households268282292339316305302327351329328
Working householdsAll adults in work122124121122134136148160185175161
At least one adult in work, but not all166180203241203192180191190176191
[Expand]Workless households280264275256261262278261246248260



Households Below Average Income

Last update

March 2021 March 2021

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


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 working-age adults living in households that have a household income below 60 per cent of the UK median household income after housing costs are paid.

Data collection and calculation

The data is based on Welsh Government analysis of datasets provided by the Department of Work and Pensions Households Below Average Income Team

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Figures shown are multi-year moving averages, as indicated.

Users, uses and context

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Rounding applied

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Revisions information

A minor methodological revision has been made to the HBAI data series by DWP to capture all income from child maintenance. This results 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) has been 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 are unchanged rounded to the nearest percentage point.

Statistical quality

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Social Inclusion; HBAI; Income; Poverty