Poverty and income inequality in Scotland: 2010-11

DescriptionThis National Statistics publication presents annual estimates for the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland. The estimates are used to measure progress towards UK and Scottish Government targets to reduce poverty and income inequality.
ISBN9781780458694
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 14, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 869 4 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 13064

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This publication presents annual estimates of the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland, and the distribution of household income across Scotland. The estimates are used to monitor progress towards UK and Scottish Government targets to reduce poverty and income inequality. The data published for the first time here are for the financial year April 2010 to March 2011. The latest figures cover a period where the Scottish economy and wider UK economy were both showing little GDP growth and average earnings fell in real terms. These figures precede the impact of changes to benefits resulting from welfare reform.

Contents

Key points

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 What does the HBAI measure?
1.2 Equivalisation
1.3 Housing Costs
1.4 Sampling Error and Confidence Intervals

Chapter 2: Poverty
2.1 Individuals in poverty
2.2 Child Poverty
2.3 Working age adult poverty
2.4 Pensioner poverty
2.5 In-work poverty

Chapter 3: Income Inequality and the distribution of income
3.1 Income thresholds
3.2 Trends in income distributions

Annex 1: Tables from the Family Resources Survey

List of Tables

Table A1: Relative poverty (below 60% of UK median income in the same year) in Scottish households: 1994/95 to 2010/11
Table A2: Absolute poverty (below 60% of inflation adjusted 1998/99 GB median income) in Scottish households: 1994/95 to 2010/11
Table A3: Children in combined material deprivation and low income (below 70% of UK median income in the same year) in Scottish households: 2004/05 to 2010/11
Table A4: Pensioners in material deprivation: 2009/10 to 2010/11 (based on pensioners aged 65 and over)
Table A5: Individuals in in-work poverty (relative poverty BHC) in Scotland: 1998/99 to 2010/11
Table A6: Median equivalised weekly household income in Scotland: 1994/95 to 2010/11 (2010/11 prices)
Table A7: Equivalised weekly household income (BHC) in Scotland: 1994/95 to 2010/11 (2010/11 prices)
Table A8: Family type by equivalised income decile: Scotland 2010/11
Table A9: Economic status of families by equivalised income decile: Scotland 2010/11

Annex 2: Data Sources and Definitions

Annex 3: Where to find more information