DWP - Children: Poverty (Written)

Joan Ryan MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children were in poverty in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Enfield in (i) May 2010 and (ii) May 2015.

Priti Patel MP: 

Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low-income are published in the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series.

Due to small sample sizes figures for Enfield are not available as robust estimates cannot be produced for local level geographies. However, HBAI does provide 3-year average estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low-income for both England and London.

Analysis by region is presented as three-year averages as single-year estimates are considered too volatile. Figures are presented in financial year estimates and are only available up to 2012/13.

The latest publication is available at the link below:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/households-below-average-income-hbai-199495-to-201213

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