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Severe Poverty in Scotland

Severe poverty is a measure of the depth of poverty. Poverty is experienced very differently by individuals and households across Scotland, for a variety of reasons. One key difference relates to the depth of poverty people experience.

This section presents the latest information on severe poverty.

Latest statistics

A summary table of the characteristics of people in severe poverty can be found here:

Characteristics associated with poverty (published March 2019)

A detailed report on the depth of poverty and key characteristics of severe and extreme poverty can be found here:

Severe Poverty in Scotland (published March 2015)


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