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.
5. Birmingham Ladywood - 54.5% child poverty - up 12.7%
Birmingham Ladywood has the highest child poverty rate on the list, after a 12.7 per cent rise since 2014/2015 (Photo: Shutterstock)
Photo: (Photo: Shutterstock)
6. Birmingham Yardley - 44.7% child poverty - up 12.4%
With 44.7 percent of children in Birmingham Yardley growing up in poverty, the constituency has the lowest rate in the city, but is still well above the national average after a rise of 12.4 per cent in the last few years (Photo: Flickr: Tim Ellis)
Photo: (Photo: Flickr: Tim Ellis)
7. South Shields 39.3% child poverty - up 11.1%
Another North-east constituency which struggles with child poverty is South Shields, where more than one in three children now grow up in poverty following an 11.1 per cent rise since 2014/2015 (Photo: Geograph: Roger Cornfoot)
Photo: Photo: Geograph: Roger Cornfoot
8. Bradford East - 46.9% child poverty - up 10.5%
Both Bradford constituencies have a clear issue with child poverty, though Bradford East has seen a slightly less dramatic increase since 2014/2015 (Photo: Geograph: Ian S)
Photo: (Photo: Geograph: Ian S)