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Poverty: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 173523, tabled on 11 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of children were living in poverty in (a) Wirral and (b) Merseyside in each year since 2010.

Answered on

9 October 2018

National statistics on the number of people in relative low income are set out in the annual "Households Below Average Income" publication. The number and proportion of children in relative low income is not available at local authority or constituency level in this publication because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography.

3-year estimates for the North West of the proportion and number of children in relative low income are available in Table 4.16ts and Table 4.17ts using the following link.

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