End Child Poverty Campaign Publishes UK Child Poverty Map

The End Child Poverty Campaign has released a nationwide map and data showing child poverty across the UK.

The results of the research show that London has very high rates of child poverty, and in Scotland, Glasgow was badly affected.

The constituency in the UK with the highest levels was Bethnal Green and Bow, followed by Poplar and Limehouse, which both had 49% of children living in poverty.

London contained 10 of the top 20 constituencies with the highest child poverty rates in the UK.

London - Child Poverty Map

Birmingham and Manchester were also high up the table.

These figures reveal just how widely and deeply child poverty reaches into our communities, even those areas generally regarded as well off. Far too many children whose parents are struggling to make a living are suffering as a result and missing out on the essentials of a decent childhood that all young people should be entitled to. We can and must do better for our children.

Below we have listed some of the main data. The first table shows data broken down by parliamentary constituencies, the second by local authorities.


Top 20 Parliamentary Constituencies with the Highest Levels of Child Poverty:

Constituency % of children in poverty 2013(after housing costs)
1. Bethnal Green and Bow 49%
2. Poplar and Limehouse 49%
3. Birmingham, Ladywood 47%
4. Manchester Central 44%
5. Birmingham, Hodge Hill 43%
6. Edmonton 43%
7. Westminster North 43%
8. Tottenham 42%
9. Hackney South and Shoreditch 42%
10. Manchester, Gorton 42%
11. East Ham 42%
12. Birmingham, Hall Green 42%
13. Glasgow Central 41%
14. Hackney North and Stoke Newington 41%
15. West Ham 41%
16. Blackley and Broughton 40%
17. Bradford West 39%
18. Brent Central 39%
19. Leeds Central 39%
20. Bradford East 39%

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Top 20 local authorities with highest levels of child poverty:

Constituency % of children in poverty 2013 (after housing costs)
1. Tower Hamlets 49%
2. Hackney 41%
3. Newham 41%
4. Manchester 39%
5. Westminster 39%
6. Islington 38%
7. Enfield 37%
8. Birmingham 37%
9. Leicester 37%
10. Barking and Dagenham 37%
11. Haringey 36%
12. Camden 36%
13. Nottingham 36%
14. Brent 35%
15. Waltham Forest 35%
16. Middlesbrough 35%
17. Lambeth 34%
18. Lewisham 34%
19. Southwark 34%
20. Oldham 34%

 

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You can view the interactive map and all the data here.

Title image: The Poverty Trap – Photo by Neil Moralee

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