Case study: Creating new poverty measures for the UK – Figure 3 data

Poverty rates and number in poverty for the UK population, by age group (2018/19)

Poverty rate Millions of people
4 and under 33 % 1.4
5 – 10 32 % 1.5
11 -15 32 % 1.1
16 – 19 30 % 0.8
20 – 24 25 % 1.1
25 – 29 19 % 0.9
30 – 34 23 % 1.0
35 – 39 23 % 1.0
40 – 44 23 % 0.9
45 – 49 22 % 1.0
50 – 54 18 % 0.8
55 – 59 18 % 0.8
60 – 64 20 % 0.7
65 – 69 12 % 0.4
70 – 74 11 % 0.4
75 plus 10 % 0.5

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