Child poverty

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[1]

[1] Figures taken from End Child Poverty using government data