The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 contains four ambitious income-based targets to reduce child poverty in Scotland by 2030. All four targets are based on the income left to a household after they have paid their rent or mortgage (after housing costs).
The infographic Child Poverty Update below shows the current child poverty estimates, as well as the long-term trends and the targets. Trends over time are best shown using three-year averages of the estimates. Single-year estimates can be used to understand the situation at a certain point in time.
All single-year estimates and three-year averages can be found in the tables of the Poverty & Income Inequality publication here: Poverty & Income Inequality: 2015-18