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Children in absolute low-income families

A household must have claimed Child Benefit and at least one other household benefit (Universal Credit, tax credits or Housing Benefit) at any point in the year to be classed as low income in these statistics. These figures will present a percentage of all children (aged 0-19) who live in one of these households. Absolute low income measures families in low income based on what low income looked like in financial year ending 2011. Income is Before Housing Costs (BHC) and is equivalised to adjust for family size and composition.

This data sets out how many children in Buckinghamshire aged 0 to 19 are likely to grow up in absolute low-income families. It is calculated by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) who define absolute low income as a family on a low income before housing costs, who have claimed one or more of the following benefits, at any point in the last year: Universal Credit, Tax Credits or Housing Benefit. Families are included in the data if they have children aged under 16, or aged 16 to 19 in full-time non-advanced education.

 

Benchmarking figures show that the percentage of children growing up in absolute low-income families in Buckinghamshire as a whole is similar to the percentage in the South East (11.7%). There are also many local areas in Buckinghamshire where the rates are higher.

 

Percentage of 0-19 year olds living in absolute low-income families in Buckinghamshire

(April 2022)

 

 11.3%

Children in absolute low-income families

Percentage of 0-19 year olds living in absolute low income families in Buckinghamshire by Ward Area (April 2022)

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