Child poverty rates by age of youngest child in the family

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Poverty rates for children in families where the youngest child is under five rose between 2013/14 and 2015/16 and since then have plateaued at around 35%.

Children in families with older children are less likely to be in poverty than those with younger children.

There has been a slight rise in poverty rates for children in families where the youngest child is aged 5 to 18 since 2017/18, and for those in families where the youngest child is aged 0 to 4 since 2018/19.

The data presented here is from our 2022 UK Poverty report, setting out the trends and impacts of poverty across the UK. Read the full report at UK Poverty 2022.