Post-industrial regions

Children living in poverty in post-industrial regions

Poverty post ind regions 2009Click on graph to enlarge

Child poverty levels appear slightly higher in England than Scotland in 2009 (21.3% compared to 19%). At a regional level, the percentages of children living in poverty were highest in the two English regions, especially Merseyside (28%).


Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) estimates for 2009 are based on a combination of survey and administrative data.

The data and charts are taken from Poverty, parenting and poor health: comparing early years’ experiences in Scotland, England and three city regions, published in 2013 by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.