Despite recent demographic changes, Hackney has high rates of relative child poverty, although there has been a reduction in recent years (see Comparisons of child poverty). More than one quarter (28%) of Hackney’s childrenBwere living in poverty in 2013, the fifth highest level in London. 5  This equates to approximately 18,000 children.

The City has a small number of resident children and is relatively less deprived on average.  Despite much lower levels of deprivation on average, child poverty is still present and persistent in parts of the City of London – in 2013, 11% of children in the City were living in poverty.  This equates to approximately 85 children.

For further details on child poverty in Hackney and the City, see:

  • Hackney child poverty and family wellbeing needs assessment update November 20156
  • Hackney child poverty needs assessment 20147
  • City of London Corporation Child poverty needs assessment, 20148

Notes

  1. Dependent children under 20 years of age
  2. Dependent children under 20 years of age

References

  1. Hackney Council, “Child poverty and family wellbeing needs assessment update November 2015,” 2015.
  2. Hackney Council, “Child poverty and family wellbeing needs assessment update November 2015,” 2015.
  3. Hackney Council, “Child poverty needs assessment 2014,” 2014.
  4. City of London Corporation, “Child Poverty Needs Assessment,” 2014.
  5. Hackney Council, “Child poverty and family wellbeing needs assessment update November 2015,” 2015.
  6. Hackney Council, “Child poverty and family wellbeing needs assessment update November 2015,” 2015.
  7. Hackney Council, “Child poverty needs assessment 2014,” 2014.
  8. City of London Corporation, “Child Poverty Needs Assessment,” 2014.