13 June 2013
National Statistics on Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland in 2011-12 were published by the Scottish Government on Thursday 13 June 2013.
The latest publication can be found here: Poverty and Income Inequality Scotland: 2011-12
Local Incomes and Poverty in Scotland published by the Improvement Service. Developing local and small area estimates and exploring patterns of income distribution, poverty and deprivation.
Local Child Poverty figures for 2010 published by HMRC.
New poverty figures show that there was a drop in overall relative poverty levels between 2009-10 and 2010-11. This has been mainly driven by a fall in median household incomes over this time period.
Local Child Poverty figures for 2009 published by HMRC.
New poverty figures show that there was little change in relative poverty levels between 2008-09 and 2009-10.
The Scottish Government published its Child Poverty strategy which describes what we will do to reduce levels of child poverty in Scotland.
Child poverty strategy consultation published along with brief overview of child poverty evidence. Consultation closes on 7th Jan 2011.
New figures showing poverty levels in urban, rural and deprived areas.
Relative poverty across Scottish local authorities contains the first official estimates of relative poverty at local authority level across Scotland. Note that these are currently classed as Data being developed and are undergoing further quality assurance work.
Local authority indicators which are used as proxies for poverty just added for period 2007-2008.
- New poverty figures including urban and rural areas / deprived areas and poverty among families containing disabled people just released in the Main Analyses section.
- A new report discusses the data sources which can be used to examine the cost of living in urban and rural areas. This follows on from the income and poverty statistics users day which was held in summer 2008.
- Research into the experience of poverty in rural Scotland
- Report into feasibility of improving Scottish Household Survey income estimates by using data from the Family Resources Survey. Full report and summary available here.
- Equivalence scales: rationales, uses and assumptions. Equivalence scales are used to adjust household income figures for the relative cost of living, or assumed standard of living of different sized households. This paper discusses some equivalence scales and the underlying assumptions of equivalisation.