Child poverty in your area – resources for the Media
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- Use the maps below or download the data tables to find out the level of child poverty in your constituency and local authority
- Read the full report from Loughborough University
- Hear what young people say about poverty
- Have questions? Read our FAQs
Look up child poverty in your constituency or local authority
This interactive map shows the number and percentage of children in poverty (after housing costs) by constituency and local authority.
A note on how the data should be interpreted
The figures are based on the Department for Work and Pensions Children in low income families: local area statistics which estimates the poverty rate before housing costs. A statistical model is used to estimate child poverty after housing costs which draws on household survey data alongside local area statistics on private rent levels. The statistics are calibrated to regional 3-year averages from Households Below Average Income (HBAI) for the financial years 2018/19 to 2020/21. The HBAI figures for 2020/21 are less reliable than earlier years due to sampling issues related to the pandemic. This should be kept in mind when interpreting the statistics released today, but the impact is lessened by the use of three-year averages for regional figures. More information on HBAI is available here.
Users are advised that the data for individual local authorities and parliamentary constituencies are subject to small statistical fluctuations year-on-year and should be considered within the context of the regional or the longer-term local trend.