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Children in Low Income Families: a data cube slice

The number and percentage of children living in families in receipt of Child Tax Credit (CTC) whose reported income is less than 60 per cent of the median income or in receipt of Income Support (IS) or Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA).

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Age
  1. 0-15 years
  2. 0-19 years
Family Type
  1. Child Benefit Family
  2. Low Income Family
Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 2013
  2. 2014
  3. 2015
  4. 2016
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
  3. 2011 Data Zones
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Issued
31/03/2017
Modified
22/11/2019
Next update due
January 2020
Description

This data was originally published by HM Revenue and Customs on the gov.uk website

The number children living in low income families is the number of children living in families in receipt of Child Tax Credit (CTC) whose reported income is less than 60 per cent of the median income or in receipt of Income Support (IS) or Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA).

The percentage of children living in low income families is the number of children living in families in receipt of CTC whose reported income is less than 60 per cent of the median income or in receipt of IS or (Income-Based) JSA, divided by the total number of children in the area (determined by Child Benefit data). The "All" age category includes all dependent children under the age of 20.

For more information and definitions please refer to the technical note.

Details
Confidentiality Policy

All of the estimates have been independently rounded to the nearest 5 units. This dataset does not contain any sensitive or personal information.

Quality Management

Further details on the methodology used to produce these statistics is available in the published commentary on the HMRC website

Accuracy and Reliability

All of the estimates have been independently rounded to the nearest 5 units, so in the case of the Data Zone statistics these are normally 5 individual children. Because of this, aggregating the individual estimates may not sum to the given totals for an area. The child poverty proportions have been provided to 1 decimal place and have been derived from the unrounded counts.

The number of children in Child Benefit families gives the most robust estimate of the number of children in a particular area. However, in some instances, it is possible that there are more children in CTC (<60% median income) or IS/JSA families than there are in Child Benefit. This is due to a time lag between the Child Benefit data and Tax Credits data. Where this has happened we have capped the % of children in low-income families at 100%.

Coherence and Comparability

For UK level comparisons, please see the figures published on the HMRC website

Accessibility and Clarity

DWP and HMRC intend to combine this publication and DWP’s Children in out-ofwork benefit households for joint release in 2019. The combined set of statistics will provide a more coherent picture of living standards for children by local area and reduce volatility in the measure of children in low-income families.

Relevance

The statistics contained in this publication will be of interest for anyone that is looking for low level geographical estimates of the number children in low-income families. The statistics complement those in the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) report published by the DWP, which contains the headline measure for the number of children in low-income families at a national level. However, differences in the definitions of poverty used in each publication and in the data sources mean there will be differences in the estimates for comparable geographies.

Users should be aware that changes in the tax and benefit systems such as the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) and the High Income Child Benefit charge mean that the statistics no longer cover the entire UK population (see Section 5), although the impacts are negligible in most of the areas contained in this publication.

Timeliness and Punctuality

This dataset is updated annually. DWP and HMRC intend to combine this publication and DWP’s Children in out-of-work benefit households for joint release in 2019. The combined set of statistics will provide a more coherent picture of living standards for children by local area and reduce volatility in the measure of children in low-income families.

Revisions

This dataset is not subject to routine revisions. The HMRC statistics revisions policy is published on gov.uk.

URI

This slice of multidimensional data is not a Linked Data resource in the database: it's a virtual resource (i.e. you can't query it by SPARQL). But does have a permanent unique URL which can be bookmarked.

http://statistics.gov.scot/slice?dataset=http%3A%2F%2Fstatistics.gov.scot%2Fdata%2Fchildren-in-low-income-families&http%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Flinked-data%2Fcube%23measureType=http%3A%2F%2Fstatistics.gov.scot%2Fdef%2Fmeasure-properties%2Fratio
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Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
Ratio
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/measure-properties/ratio
Age
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/age
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Family Type
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/familyType
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Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
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Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
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