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Children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2016

New estimates of the proportion of children in combined low income and material deprivation by council area and household characteristics.

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Children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2016
By Family & Work Characteristics

By Family & Work Characteristics

"It's annoying, cause I'm obviously only earning £600. So half of it's going straight away to childcare but I want to work cause if not I'd have no sanity"
Ashleigh

Children are more likely than the Scottish average to live in families with limited resources if:

  • they live in a lone parent household
  • they have 3 or more siblings
  • a disabled adult lives with them
  • none or only one adult work

Children are less likely than the Scottish average to live in families with limited resources if:

  • two or more adults live with them
  • two adults work

Percentage of children who live in families with limited resources.

Percentage of children who live in families with limited resources.

What the data says:

"Children in lone parent families are at a higher risk of being in poverty."

What the data doesn't say:

"All lone parent families are poor."

Disability status considers disability of all adults in the household.

Work status considers the employment of up to two adults in the family. We have no information about any further adults.


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