These constituencies have seen the greatest increases in child poverty levels over the last four years, according to analysis by End Child Poverty. Children are classified as being in poverty if they live in a household with a total income of less than 60 per cent of median income, after housing costs.
These are the 10 UK areas where the rate of child poverty has risen most significantly.
1. Middlesbrough - 47.2% child poverty - up 16%
Middlesbrough has seen the highest rise in child poverty in recent years, with a rise of 16 per cent, meaning just less than half of all children in the constituency live in poverty, up from less than one in three in 2014/2015 (Photo: Geograph: Malc McDonald)
Photo: (Photo: Geograph: Malc McDonald)
2. Newcastle Upon Tyne Central - 45.2% child poverty - up 13.5%
With Newcastle Upon Tyne Central coming in just below Middlesbrough with the second highest rise in child poverty, it’s clear that the North East is seeing major issues. This constituency has seen a 13.5 per cent rise since 2014/2015 (Photo: Shutterstock)
Photo: (Photo: Shutterstock)
3. Birmingham Hodge Hill - 53.8% child poverty - up 13.4%
One of three Birmingham constituencies to feature on the list, more than half the children in Birmingham Hodge Hill live in poverty, up 13.4 per cent in the last few years (Photo: Geograph: Richard Law)
Photo: (Photo: Geograph: Richard Law)
4. Bradford West - 47.8% child poverty - up 12.9%
Child poverty has risen by almost 13 per cent in Bradford West since 2014/2015, a major rise which means almost one in two children are living in poverty in the area (Photo: Flickr: Richard Brown)
Photo: (Photo: Flickr: Richard Brown)