Publication - Statistics

Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2016-19

Published: 26 Mar 2020
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Equality and rights

This publication presents estimates of the percentage of people, children, working-age adults and pensioners in Scotland living in poverty, and other statistics on household income and income inequality. These estimates are used to monitor progress in reducing poverty and income inequality.

Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2016-19
A National Statistics publication for Scotland

A National Statistics publication for Scotland

Official and National Statistics are produced to high professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. Both undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs and are produced free from any political interference.

Statistics assessed, or subject to assessment, by the UK Statistics Authority carry the National Statistics label, a stamp of assurance that the statistics have been produced and explained to high standards and that they serve the public good.

The designation of these statistics as National Statistics was confirmed in May 2012 following a compliance check by the Office for Statistics Regulation.

Correspondence and enquiries

For enquiries about this publication please contact:

Maike Waldmann
Communities Analysis Division
Telephone: 0131 244 5851

For general enquiries about Scottish Government statistics please contact:

Office of the Chief Statistician
Telephone: 0131 244 0442

How to access background or source data

The data collected for this statistical bulletin cannot be made available by Scottish Government for further analysis, as the Scottish Government is not the data controller. However, the data controller (the UK Department for Work and Pensions) are making the data available through the UK Data Service:

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