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Poverty and equality

This section presents information on the risk of poverty by the equality characteristics.

Latest statistics

Analysis on the risk of poverty by equality characteristics, including by gender, urban/rural residence, disability, ethnicity, household tenure is available here:

Analysis of risk of poverty by equality characteristics (published August 2016)


These tables summarise the risk of poverty and severe poverty for different groups of the population:

Overview of characteristics associated with poverty - tables

Equality Evidence Finder

The Scottish Government and its Agencies collect, analyse and publish equality evidence across a wide range of policy areas. The information has been brought together on the Scottish Government Equality Evidence website. The evidence finder allows users to easily find this evidence by policy area and by equality characteristic. The Evidence Finder is available here:

Equality Evidence Finder


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