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Number of female children living in families in relative low income (13627) Metric type

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This is the number of children that are female living in families in relative low income during the year.

Low income is a family whose equivalised income is below 60 per cent of median household incomes. Gross income measure is Before Housing Costs (BHC) and includes contributions from earning, state support and pensions. Equivalisation adjusts incomes for household size and composition, taking an adult couple with no children as the reference point. For example, the process of equivalisation would adjust the income of a single person upwards, so their income can be compared directly to the standard of living for a couple.

Relative low income is income Before Housing Costs (BHC) in the reference year. A family must have claimed one or more of Universal Credit, Tax Credits or Housing Benefit at any point in the year to be classed as low income in these statistics.

Children are dependent individuals aged under 16; or aged 16 to 19 in full-time non-advanced education. The count of children refers to the age of the child at 31 March of each year.

Data are calibrated to the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) survey regional estimates of children in low income but provide more granular local area information not available from the HBAI. For further information and methodology on the construction of these statistics. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/children-in-low-income-families-local-area-statistics-background-information-and-methodology

Totals may not sum due to rounding.
16 Jun 2021
Data last updated
23 Jun 2022
Short label
No. of children living in relative low income, female
Output precision
a low value is good
Relative low income
Children in low income families: local area statistics
Department for Work and Pensions
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