2009 Child Poverty data released by HMRC yesterday

HMRC released data yesterday on the revised local child poverty measure (formerly NI 116) for August 2009.  This dataset highlights the proportion of children in poverty – the proportion of children living in families in receipt of out of work benefits or tax credits where their reported income is less than 60% median income.

In Warwickshire, there are 16,160 children considered to be in living in poverty in 2009. This equates to 14.3% of all children.  This has risen from the 2008 HMRC figures where 13.2% of children were considered to be living in poverty.

The data can be accessed from the link below at a range of geographies from Local Authority down to Ward and lower Super Output Area (SOA):

2009 Child Poverty Data

Technical note for the revised child poverty measure 2009

The Observatory will be producing a briefing note shortly on the revised child poverty figures.

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