Persistent Poverty in Scotland 2010-2016

Estimates of the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland between 2010 and 2016.

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Annex 4: Where to Find More Information

Further analysis

The headline poverty and income inequality statistics can be found in the latest Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland publication:

Further analysis of poverty statistics is published by the Scottish Government during the year at

Additional analysis themes are based on the needs of users. If you have any suggestions for future analysis please email or phone 0131 244 5851.

Scottish Government websites:

The poverty statistics website contains a range of analysis on poverty and information about what the Scottish Government is doing to reduce poverty and income inequality:

Scotland Performs website (for further information about the SG Solidarity Target and National Indicators):

For further information on all Scottish Government statistics:

Scottish Government approach to tackling poverty:

Local Authority level analysis and other geographies in Scotland:

The persistent poverty figures presented here are from a sample survey which limits the analysis possible at smaller geographical areas. Similarly the main poverty statistics for Scotland published in Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland are only available at Scotland level. A few analyses are published for areas below Scotland level ( e.g. poverty in rural and urban areas), however it is not possible to produce reliable estimates at Local Authority level from this source.

Information on poverty at Local Authority level is available from alternative sources although none of these over persistent poverty. These can be found at:

UK Government websites:

Income dynamics publication (contains figures comparable with those found in this publication):

Households Below Average Income, Department for Work and Pensions (methodology and UK estimates):

UK Government action on child poverty:


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