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Persistent Poverty in Scotland 2010-2017

Estimates of the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland between 2010 and 2017.

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Chapter 2: Scotland and other UK countries

2.1 People in persistent poverty by UK country

When looking at the overall population, Scotland had lower persistent poverty rates after housing costs than England and Wales, and similar levels to Northern Ireland.

Between 2013 and 2017, Scotland and Northern Ireland both had a persistent poverty rate after housing cost of 11%, whereas Wales and England had higher rates with 13% and 14%, respectively. Before housing costs information is available in Annex 1.

Chart 3: Proportion of people in persistent poverty AHC by UK country

Chart 3: Proportion of people in persistent poverty AHC by UK country

2.2 Children in persistent poverty by UK country

Between 2013 and 2017, the persistent child poverty rate after housing costs in Scotland (17%) was lower than in England (20%) and Wales (21%) and higher than in Northern Ireland (15%). In previous periods, persistent child poverty levels in Scotland and Northern Ireland had been similar, and consistently below the English and Welsh rates. Before housing costs information is available in Annex 1.

Chart 4: Proportion of children in persistent poverty AHC by UK country

Chart 4: Proportion of children in persistent poverty AHC by UK country

2.3 Working-age adults in persistent poverty by UK country

Between 2013 and 2017, persistent poverty rates after housing costs for working-age adults in Scotland were the same as those in Northern Ireland (10%) and slightly lower than those in England and Wales (both 12%). Before housing costs information is available in Annex 1.

Chart 5: Proportion of working-age adults in persistent poverty AHC by UK country

Chart 5: Proportion of working-age adults in persistent poverty AHC by UK country

2.4 Pensioners in persistent poverty by UK country

Between 2013 and 2017, persistent pensioner poverty after housing costs in Scotland and Wales (both 10%) was higher compared to Northern Ireland (7%) and lower than in England (12%). Before housing costs information is available in Annex 1.

Chart 6: Proportion of pensioners in persistent poverty AHC by UK country

Chart 6: Proportion of pensioners in persistent poverty AHC by UK country

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