Children in low income families in relation to deprivation

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In 2020/21, levels of children in low income families in relation to deprivation varied between 38.6% in the most deprived decile and 9.3% in the least deprived decile of the city.

This gradient may be expected, since these figures are already ordered by deprivation level. However, not every step upwards in deprivation decile has a corresponding rise in children in low income families. Levels in the third most deprived decile are slightly higher than those in the second most deprived decile. The gradient is more consistent and steeper in the more affluent areas.

Comparing these estimates to previous years, the pattern in the two most deprived deciles is different to that in other deciles - with a peak in 2017/18. In the most recent year, there has been an increase for most deprivation deciles, but not in deciles 1, 2 and 4, where levels were similar in 2020/21 to 2019/20. The increase has been most noticeable in the least deprived half of the deciles. The overall gradient between deciles steepened until 2017/18 and has lessened since. 


The data for this graph were provided by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department of Work and Pensions.

The way that low income family statistics are calculated was updated in 2020, with new estimates produced for each year from 2014/15. The figures presented here are for children aged 0-15.

This graph presents a comparison by deprivation using a local Glasgow Index of Multiple Deprivation (GIMD), based on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).  The deprivation deciles shown are not comparable to Scottish deprivation deciles.