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
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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