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For the period ending 2020, data on people in persistent poverty, defined as being in relative income poverty in at least 3 out of 4 consecutive years.

Data on persistent poverty in Wales comes from DWP. In their Income Dynamics report they define a person to be in persistent poverty if he or she is in relative income poverty in at least 3 out of 4 consecutive years.

Main points

  • An individual in Wales had a 12% chance of being in persistent poverty between 2016 and 2020 (after housing costs were paid)
  • The likelihood of being in persistent poverty varies by region/country. In England, the figure is 12%, in Scotland it is 10%, and in Northern Ireland it is 9%.
  • A child in Wales had a 13% likelihood of being in persistent poverty between 2016 and 2020 (after housing costs were paid)
  • This was lower than for England (19%) but higher than for Northern Ireland (12%) and Scotland (10%).
  • A working age adult in Wales had a 13% likelihood of being in persistent poverty between 2016 and 2020 (after housing costs were paid).
  • This was higher than the figure for England (11%), Scotland and Northern Ireland (10%).
  • A pensioner living in Wales between 2016 and 2020 had a 10% likelihood of being in persistent poverty (after housing costs were paid)
  • This is lower than the likelihood in England and Scotland, both at 11%. The likelihood in Northern Ireland is 5%.

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