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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics 2. Social Justice - Population in relative low-income households (HI)

Percentage of the population in relative low-income households, Wales, 1994/97 to 2010/13

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Year                    In 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.<br />                [Filter]
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 2016-17Click here to sort2015-16 to 2017-18Click here to sort2016-17 to 2018-19Click here to sort2017-18 to 2019-20
United Kingdom838486868482807876757577777570676463646567697073
Northern Ireland.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable86888786868888878283838278717270
North East102104106109110103999392868789918779736966697277787988
North West909199989490878682828488857973717070727378808180
Yorkshire and the Humber999910210310095908782818487898785807773747577798387
East Midlands868790909291928884828588898375676362677274726672
West Midlands879090888890908987878689919187797372758079828289
East of England706972706865626363615959646563585355545859626162
South East606061615959565653545758565350515151484952555657
South West747883837977747165626266676562585656585955565760



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

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

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

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Social Inclusion; HBAI; Income; Poverty