Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2011/12

Statistics on the percentage and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland, and the distribution of household income across Scotland.

Chart A10: Child Poverty Act Targets

Chart A10: Child Poverty Act Targets

Note: the 21 items in the suite of questions used to measure material deprivation are designed to reflect the items and activities people in the UK believe to be necessary. These items are reviewed periodically to ensure the measure remains a relative measure of poverty. In 2010/11 four new items were included in the FRS, and in 2011/12 four old items were removed. This creates a break in the child material deprivation series, with the measure for 2004/05 to 2010/11 on the old basis. The measure for 2011/12 is presented on the new basis along with 2010/11 for comparison with the old measure. For further detail see Annex 2.

2. The targets under the Child Poverty Act are "less than 10 per cent" for relative poverty and "less than 5 per cent" for both absolute poverty and combined low income and material deprivation. These are marked on the chart by a square, circle and cross respectively.


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