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Material deprivation: headline figures, financial year ending 2019

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The Department for Work and Pensions produces data on children in material deprivation and low income households by area. This is done on a before housing costs basis.

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Material deprivation: headline figures, financial year ending 2019

  1. 1. Material Deprivation Financial year ending 2019
  2. 2. The Department for Work and Pensions produces data on children in material deprivation and low income households by area. This is done on a before housing costs basis. They also produce figures on pensioners in material deprivation by area. Further information on material deprivation in Wales can be obtained from the National Survey for Wales. Material Deprivation
  3. 3. Percentage of children who were living in material deprivation and low income households (before housing costs), three-financial-year averages % 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 2011 to 2014 2012 to 2015 2013 to 2016 2014 to 2017 2015 to 2018 2016 to 2019 Percentage(%)ofchildren
  4. 4. 11 per cent of children living in Wales were in material deprivation and low income households • 11 per cent of children living in Wales between 2016-17 and 2018-19 were in material deprivation and low income households. • This means they could not access a certain number of goods and services and the total household income was below 70 per cent of the UK average household income – before housing costs were paid. • This is down slightly from the 12 per cent reported last year. • The corresponding rate is 12 per cent for England, 11 per cent for Scotland and 7 per cent for Northern Ireland. • In the most recent period (2016-17 to 2018-19), all regions of England except East, East Midlands, Outer London, South East and South West had a higher percentage of children in material deprivation and low income households than Wales.
  5. 5. 8 per cent of pensioners living in Wales were in material deprivation • This means 8 per cent of pensioners living in Wales were in a household that could not access a certain number of goods and services. This is down on the 9 per cent reported last year. • In Scotland and Northern Ireland this figure has gone down from 6 per cent last year to 5 per cent this year. In England this figure stands at 7 per cent.

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