Children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2017
These experimental statistics provide estimates of the proportion of children in families with limited resources by local authority area and household characteristics. The purpose of this limited resources local measure is to provide area breakdowns to inform local planning. The data is based on the Scottish Household Survey.
The limited resources measure looks at children in families that have low income and cannot afford three or more out of a list of 22 basic necessities. Families are defined as being on a low income if the household income is below 70% of the Scottish median after housing costs.
These statistics replace the previously published experimental statistics 'children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2016' (released in November 2017).
HMRC Children in Low Income Families Statistics
The Children in Low-Income Families Local Measure shows the proportion of children living in families in receipt of out-of-work (means-tested) benefits or in receipt of tax credits where their reported income is less than 60% of UK median income. Latest data available here: Children in Low Income Families 2016 (published in December 2018)
HMRC Tax Credit Statistics
HMRC publish statistics on the number of children and families in receipt of tax credits. The latest available data are a snapshot of April 2018 and are available here: Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics 2018 (published in June 2018)