Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2014-17
Estimates of the number and proportion of people living in poverty in Scotland in 2014-17.
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Where to find more information
This publication contains the headline poverty and income inequality statistics.
Further analysis based on the FRS and HBAI datasets is published by the Scottish Government during the year at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/
This provides further disaggregation of the headline statistics at sub-population level: poverty in urban and rural areas, poverty by disability, gender, and ethnicity, poverty by household tenure, household income distributions, income sources, savings and assets, and income inequality.
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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 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/
- Scotland Performs website (for further information about the SG Solidarity Target and National Indicators): http://www.gov.scot/About/scotPerforms
- Confidence limits surrounding Scotland poverty estimates: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/IncomePoverty/PovertyMethodology/ConfidenceIntervals
- For further information on all Scottish Government statistics: http://www.gov.scot/topics/statistics/
- Scottish Government approach to tackling poverty: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/fairerscotland/tacklingpovertyinscotland
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