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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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Annex 1: Tables

Table 1: Proportion of people in persistent poverty in Scotland by age group

% of people (BHC = before housing costs, AHC = after housing costs)

All individuals Children Working-age adults Pensioners
BHC AHC BHC AHC BHC AHC BHC AHC
2010 - 2014 8 10 9 14 6 9 11 8
2011 - 2015 8 11 9 16 6 9 12 10
2012 - 2016 8 10 10 14 6 9 11 11
2013 - 2017 8 11 9 17 7 10 10 10

Source: Understanding Society, 2010-2011 to 2016-2017

Table 2: Proportion of people in persistent poverty by country

% of people

Before housing costs After housing costs
Scotland England Northern Ireland Wales UK Scotland England Northern Ireland Wales UK
2010 - 2014 8 9 9 11 9 10 14 11 14 13
2011 - 2015 8 9 10 11 9 11 13 11 14 13
2012 - 2016 8 8 9 10 9 10 14 11 14 13
2013 - 2017 8 9 9 10 9 11 14 11 13 13

Source: Understanding Society, 2010-2011 to 2016-2017

Table 3: Proportion of children in persistent poverty by country

% of children

Before housing costs After housing costs
Scotland England Northern Ireland Wales UK Scotland England Northern Ireland Wales UK
2010 - 2014 9 11 10 14 11 14 19 15 21 19
2011 - 2015 9 11 11 17 11 16 19 16 23 19
2012 - 2016 10 10 10 12 10 14 20 16 22 19
2013 - 2017 9 12 11 15 11 17 20 15 21 20

Source: Understanding Society, 2010-2011 to 2016-2017

Table 4: Proportion of working-age adults in persistent poverty by country

% of working-age adults

Before housing costs After housing costs
Scotland England Northern Ireland Wales UK Scotland England Northern Ireland Wales UK
2010 - 2014 6 7 7 9 7 9 12 9 14 12
2011 - 2015 6 7 8 9 7 9 12 10 12 12
2012 - 2016 6 7 7 8 7 9 12 10 13 12
2013 - 2017 7 7 9 9 7 10 12 10 12 12

Source: Understanding Society, 2010-2011 to 2016-2017

Table 5: Proportion of pensioners in persistent poverty by country

% of pensioners

Before housing costs After housing costs
Scotland England Northern Ireland Wales UK Scotland England Northern Ireland Wales UK
2010 - 2014 11 12 14 10 12 8 11 9 8 10
2011 - 2015 12 11 12 10 11 10 11 9 9 10
2012 - 2016 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 7 8 10
2013 - 2017 10 11 8 10 11 10 12 7 10 11

Source: Understanding Society, 2010-2011 to 2016-2017

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