Rural poverty statistics
Poverty levels in rural and urban areas.
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Households below average income (HBAI) figures are presented for rural and urban areas for the percentage living in relative and absolute low income, both before and after housing costs.
- proportion of households in low income
- proportion of working-age people (aged between 16 and 64) in low income
- proportion of children in low income
- proportion of pensioners in in low income
(For these statistics, individuals are said to be in relative low income if they live in a household with an income below 60 per cent of median income (the income earned by the household in the middle of the distribution in a given year). Individuals are said to be in absolute low income if they live in a household with an income below a threshold of median income (60 per cent in this case) in a specific year adjusted for inflation).
Data source: Department for Work and Pensions
Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification
Next release date: TBC
Published: 31 January 2013
Updated: 6 March 2017
- Published today, latest data available on rural poverty.
- We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
- Latest rural poverty statistics released.
- Latest rural poverty statistics released today.
- First published.