Publication - Statistics

Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2010/11

Published: 14 Jun 2012
ISBN:
9781780458694

This National Statistics publication presents annual estimates for the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland. The estimates are used to measure progress towards UK and Scottish Government targets to reduce poverty and income inequality.

Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2010/11
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Table A9: Economic status of families by equivalised income decile: Scotland 2010/11

Income decile

One or more self employed

Single/couple all in full time work

Couple/one in full time, one part time

Couple, one full time one not working

No full time, one or more part time

Workless, head or spouse aged 60 or over

Workless head or spouse unemployed

Workless, other inactive

000s

%

000s

%

000s

%

000s

%

000s

%

000s

%

000s

%

000s

%

1

50

10

30

5

10

1

50

10

60

12

100

21

80

16

130

25

2

40

8

30

7

20

5

70

13

60

12

140

28

30

6

110

22

3

20

4

50

10

80

15

50

11

70

14

130

25

20

4

90

17

4

40

8

80

16

70

14

70

13

70

13

110

22

10

2

50

11

5

30

6

110

22

90

17

60

12

50

11

120

24

10

1

40

8

6

30

5

170

33

110

22

50

9

50

9

90

18

10

1

10

2

7

30

6

190

38

100

19

40

9

30

6

80

16

10

2

30

5

8

30

7

240

48

110

21

30

7

30

6

50

10

0

0

10

2

9

30

6

270

52

110

21

40

7

20

5

30

7

0

1

10

1

10

70

13

260

51

60

11

60

11

20

5

30

6

0

1

10

2

Total

370

1,440

760

510

470

900

170

490

Source: HBAI dataset, DWP.

Chart A10: Child Poverty Act Targets:

Chart A10: Child Poverty Act Targets:

  • Note (1) that the absolute low income target for 2020 is based on children in households whose equivalised income is below 60% of the (inflation adjusted) median income in 2010/11. At present, absolute child poverty is measured by individuals living in households whose equivalised income is below 60% of the (inflation adjusted) median income in 1998/99. The absolute child poverty measure will be rebased to 2010/11 prices from 2011/12 onwards.
  • Note (2) that the combined low income and material deprivation poverty indicator is partly based on a suite of questions from the Family Resources Survey about whether people can afford to buy certain items and participate in leisure activities. The goods and services included in the survey are updated periodically and will be updated for next year's publication. This means that the target for 2020 will be based on a different set of goods and services from what is used in these calculations.

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