Official Statistics

Children in low income families: local area statistics 2014/15 to 2018/19

Official experimental statistics on the number of children living in low income families.

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Children in low income families: local area statistics 2014/15 to 2018/19

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This is the first release of these statistics which have replaced DWP’s Children in out-of-work benefit households and HMRC’s Personal Tax Credits: Children in low income families local measure publications.

For both Relative and Absolute measures, before housing costs, these annual statistics include counts of children by:

  • geography, including by:
    • local authority
    • Westminster parliamentary constituency
    • Ward
    • Middle Super Output Area
  • year (2014/15 to 2018/19)
  • age of child
  • gender of child
  • family type
  • work status of the family

More detailed breakdowns of the statistics can be found on Stat-Xplore.

For more information, read the background information and methodology.

Send feedback and comments to: stats.consultation-2018@dwp.gov.uk.

Published 26 March 2020