Poverty

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in the (a) 16-24 and (b) 65 and over age bands were living in relative poverty in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

National statistics on the number of individuals in relative low income, by age bracket, are set out in the annual "Households Below Average Income" publication.

These estimates are publicly available in the links provided for the last 10 years:

2015/16: (see files “5_workingage_risk.ods”, tab 5.8db and files “6_pensioners_risk.ods”, tab 6.5db)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/599136/hbai-2015-2016-supporting-ods-files.zip

2014/15: (see files “5_workingage_risk.ods”, tab 5.8db and files “6_pensioners_risk.ods”, tab 6.5db)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/532118/hbai-2014-2015-supporting-ods-files.zip

2013/14: (see files “5_workingage_risk.xls”, tab 5.8db and files “6_pensioners_risk.xls”, tab 6.5db)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/437253/hbai-2013-2014-supporting-excel-files.zip

2012/13: (see files “chapter_5_risk_hbai14.xls”, tab 5.8db and files “chapter_6_risk_hbai14.xls”, tab 6.5db)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325422/hbai-2012-2013-supporting-excel-files.zip

2011/12: (see tab 5.8db in the first link and tab 6.5db in the second link)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/206818/chapter_5_risk_hbai13.xls

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/206826/chapter_6_risk_hbai13.xls

2010/11: (see tab 5.8db in the first link and tab 6.5db in the second link)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/200756/chapter_5_risk_hbai12.xls

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/200764/chapter_6_risk_hbai12.xls

2009/10: (see attachments “chapter_5_risk_hbai11.xls”, tab 5.8db and attachment “chapter_6_risk_hbai11.xls”, tab 6.5db)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/211950/full_hbai11.pdf

2008/09: (see attachments “chapter_5_risk_hbai10.xls”, tab 5.8db and attachment “chapter_6_risk_hbai10.xls”, tab 6.5db)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/211979/full_hbai10.pdf

2007/08: (see table 5.8, page 112 and table 6.5, page 140)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130404002441/http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/hbai/hbai2008/pdf_files/full_hbai09.pdf

2006/07: (see table 5.8, page 112 and table 6.5, page 140)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130404002205/http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/hbai/hbai2007/pdf_files/full_hbai08.pdf

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