Child Poverty in UK 2022.

Child Poverty in UK.

A child is considered to be growing up in poverty if they live in a household whose income is below 60% of the median average income for that year.

Median average income in UK.

The Median income for non-retired households was £34,000 at the 2022 Financial Year End.

60% of that is £20,400 or £392 per week.

In 2020/21, 27% of children (3.9 million) were living in poverty in the UK, in households with an income of less than £392 per week.

The median annual earnings for full-time employees in the United Kingdom was approximately £33,000 in 2022.

This indicates that many single parents in the UK, even working full time, would be heading a household, with children in poverty.

In 2021, there were 3.0 million lone parent families, which accounts for 15.4% of families in the UK.


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