Child poverty figures for Parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall
Local indicators of Child Poverty 2017-8.
Source: report by Loughborough University
for the Campaign group End Child Poverty
Poverty is defined as household income below 60% of median income. The campaign group End Child Poverty claims that today’s figures show that the income of the poorest families has hardly risen since the mid-2000s.
Work is not enough to stop children being trapped in poverty
- 70% of children in poverty come from a working household
- Of the 4.1 million children in poverty, those in severe poverty rises to 2.8 million
- Child poverty is projected to rise to around 5 million children by 2020
 Figures taken from End Child Poverty using government data http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/make-child-poverty-a-priority/