Child poverty rates by family size

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Since 2012/13, the proportion of children in large families who are in poverty has increased substantially from 33% to 47% only seven years later.

The poverty rate for children in larger families with three or more children is now back to around where it was in 1996/7 (48%). Good progress had been made until 2012/13 in bringing that rate down, however it has clearly been unravelling in recent years.

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.