Latest Telford Child Poverty Figures Released

Latest Telford Child Poverty Figures Released

The End Child Poverty coalition has published figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK. The new figures reveal that there are now places within the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty – compared to one in ten, in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates.

Nowhere in Telford gets to 50%, the closest is Woodside with 44%, after housing costs.

What is poverty?

Forget lack of access to clean water, a roof over your head, three meals a day and an iPhoneX, End Child Poverty’s measure is this; ‘Households are living in poverty if their household income (adjusted to account for household size,) is less than 60% of the average.’

This method means that there can be no end to child poverty, unless every household gets exactly the same income to the penny, whether its £50 a week or £5000 a week.

Any surprises in this list?

20 thoughts on “Latest Telford Child Poverty Figures Released

  • January 25, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Disgusting that any child in 2018 is living in poverty can’t see it changing. Cost of living going up. Wages or benefits are not keeping up with it so sad

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  • January 25, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    This list is meaningless…

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  • January 25, 2018 at 9:36 am
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    Caroline Welson

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  • January 25, 2018 at 9:48 am
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    Why is a iPhone included in this measurement of poverty?

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  • January 25, 2018 at 10:00 am
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    What a load of old tosh

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  • January 25, 2018 at 10:14 am
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    60% of the average UK salary is £16560 so if you earn that technical your in poverty, does the study count for child benefits, income tax credits ect?

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  • January 25, 2018 at 10:45 am
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    Where’s Wellington

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  • January 25, 2018 at 11:30 am
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    There seems to be a link between ‘poverty’ and house prices, obviously those on a lower income will be in the cheaper housing areas ie brookside/woodside. So this list only reflects the obvious- lower incomes (or child poverty as theyre calling it) = living in cheaper housing areas.

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  • January 25, 2018 at 1:03 pm
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    98.8% of all statistics are completely made up ..

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  • January 25, 2018 at 1:47 pm
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    Where’s suttonhill? X

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  • January 25, 2018 at 1:54 pm
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    Few questions… firstly, is the average the national minimum?
    If so then a household would have to earn £9.6k or less to be classed as in poverty… as average household earnings are about £24k.
    Equally what’s the methodology behind the adjustment per household?

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  • January 25, 2018 at 1:56 pm
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    I think you need to educate yourself about what an average is. You can everyone earning different amounts and still not have anyone on less than 60% of the average.

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  • January 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm
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    Circa 22% of children in the Ironbridge Gorge living in poverty??

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  • January 25, 2018 at 3:04 pm
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    Never read such rubbish

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  • January 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    Load of rubbish…..

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  • January 25, 2018 at 4:23 pm
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    Complete nonsense when being on benefits in the UK puts you in the richest 20% of the worlds population.

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  • January 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm
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    There are Lies, Damned Lies and there are Statistics. “Average” is meaningless here.

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  • January 25, 2018 at 6:53 pm
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    Lisa Bethell bring bk our uni days – miss them now x

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