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THREAD: Number of people in the U.K. in #poverty:

Working-age adults: 8.4 million

Children: 4.5 million

Pensioners: 1.4 million

Total: 14.2 million people
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Percentage (%) of people in #poverty in the U.K in 2016/17:

Children in poverty: 32.6%
Working adults in poverty: 21.5%
Pensioners in poverty: 11.4%

Total U.K. population in poverty: 22.0%
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Family status of people in #poverty in the U.K. circa 2016/17:

Single parent families: 2.6 million
Couples w/ children: 5.6 million
Single, no children: 3.1 million

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Family status in (%) of people in #poverty in the U.K. 2016/17:

Lone parents: 52%
Single w/ no children: 26.6%
Couple w/ children: 24.9%
Couple w/ no children: 11.3%
Single pensioner: 15.0%
Pensioner couples: 9.7%

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Of the 14.2 million people in #poverty,
6.9 million people are in families w/ a disabled adult or child,

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6) Family work status:

Working status of people in #poverty in the U.K. circa 2016/17:
Full time work: 2.8 million
Full-time/part-time work: 4 million
Part-time work: 1.5 million
Not in work: 4.8 million
Retired: 1.1 million
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Work status in (%) of people in #poverty in the U.K. circa 2016/17:

In full time work: 9.0%
In full-time/part-time work: 28.0%
In part-time work: 55.3%
Not in work: 68.0%
Retired 12.4%

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Key findings:

88.4% of people in working-age, out-of-work families are in poverty
26.0% of people in full-time working lone-parent families are in poverty

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Work status in (%) of people in #poverty in the U.K.:

Not in work: 68.0%
In part-time work: 55.3%
In full-time/part-time work: 28.0%
In full time work: 9.0%

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Housing status of people in #poverty in the U.K. circa 2016/17:

Social renting: 5.5 million
Private renting: 4.4 million
With mortgages: 2.8 million
Own property outright: 1.4 million

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Composition of people in poverty in the UK, by housing 2016/17:

Social rented: 38.7%

Private/other rented: 30.7%

Mortgage owned: 19.6%

Owned-outright: 10.1%

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Poverty in the U.K. circa 2016/17:

#Poverty rates are higher for people living in Wales
Rates are lower for those living in #Scotland w/ the exception of pensioner poverty,
England has the highest rate of #childpoverty

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Poverty rate in regions of England circa 2016/17:

London: 28.0%
West Midlands: 25.1%
North East: 23.8%
North West: 23.5%
Yorkshire and the Humber: 22.0%
East Midlands: 20.8%
South West: 17.9%
East of England: 17.8%
South East: 16.6%

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In a family that includes a disabled adult or child:

People in #poverty: 48.3%
People not in #poverty: 35.1%

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Employment rate of working-age adults’:

People in #poverty: 43.8%
People not in #poverty: 87.5%

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All adults have highest qualification that is below 5 A-C GCSEs or equivalent:

People in #poverty: 23.8%
People not in #poverty: 12.2%

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Couples with children

People in #poverty: 39.6%
People not in #poverty: 33.7%

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At least one adult in family with poor self-reported mental health:

People in #poverty: 36.1%
People not in #poverty: 24.4%

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