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Data on persistent poverty in Wales, based on the Department for Work and Pensions’ Income Dynamics report.

First published:
20 February 2019
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What to keep in mind when interpreting these statistics


In this data series a person is defined as being in persistent poverty if he or she is in relative income poverty in at least 3 out of 4 consecutive years.

Experimental statistics

This is the fourth year that the Department of Work and pensions have published an Income Dynamics report looking at persistent poverty across the UK. These statistics are experimental and are not designated as National Statistics.

Different source

The source for these statistics is the Understanding Society Survey; this is different to the Households Below Average Income report which uses the Family Resources Survey.