Children: Poverty

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children were in (a) relative and (b) absolute poverty in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) Enfield and (iv) Enfield North constituency in the last five years.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low-income are published in the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series.

Due to small sample sizes figures for Enfield and Enfield North constituency are not available as robust estimates cannot be produced for local level geographies. However, HBAI does provide 3-year average estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low-income for both England and London.

Analysis by region is presented as three-year averages as single-year estimates are considered too volatile. Figures are presented in financial year estimates and are available up to 2013/14.

The latest publication is available at the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-19941995-to-20132014

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