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Children Living in York City Centre More Likely to be Living in Poverty

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8:20am 20th February 2013

A child growing up in the city centre of York is more than three times as likely to be in poverty compared to a child in the suburbs.

New figures have been released by the Campaign to End Child Poverty which state almost a fifth of children growing up in the centre of York are in poverty.

In places like Selby - Thirsk and Malton the figure is around one in ten.

Results for the Local Authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber:

Local Authority

% of children in poverty 2012

 

 

Barnsley

22%

Bradford

24%

Calderdale

19%

Craven

7%

Doncaster

22%

East Riding of Yorkshire UA

11%

Hambleton

7%

Harrogate

6%

Kingston-upon-Hull, City of UA

30%

Kirklees

18%

Leeds

20%

North East Lincolnshire UA

25%

North Lincolnshire UA

18%

Richmondshire

7%

Rotherham

21%

Ryedale

8%

Scarborough

19%

Selby

10%

Sheffield

22%

Wakefield

19%

York UA

11%

 

By Parliamentary Constituency:

 

Parliamentary Constituency

% of children living in poverty

 

 

Barnsley Central

22%

Barnsley East

24%

Batley and Spen

18%

Beverley and Holderness

11%

Bradford East

30%

Bradford South

27%

Bradford West

28%

Brigg and Goole

12%

Calder Valley

13%

Cleethorpes

17%

Colne Valley

14%

Dewsbury

19%

Don Valley

20%

Doncaster Central

22%

Doncaster North

23%

East Yorkshire

15%

Elmet and Rothwell

9%

Great Grimsby

30%

Halifax

24%

Haltemprice and Howden

5%

Harrogate and Knaresborough

7%

Hemsworth

19%

Huddersfield

24%

Keighley

17%

Kingston upon Hull East

28%

Kingston upon Hull North

32%

Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

26%

Leeds Central

38%

Leeds East

30%

Leeds North East

15%

Leeds North West

10%

Leeds West

27%

Morley and Outwood

10%

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

21%

Penistone and Stocksbridge

9%

Pudsey

8%

Richmond (Yorks)

7%

Rother Valley

16%

Rotherham

26%

Scarborough and Whitby

19%

Scunthorpe

22%

Selby and Ainsty

9%

Sheffield Central

29%

Sheffield South East

20%

Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

34%

Sheffield, Hallam

         Below 5%

Sheffield, Heeley

24%

Shipley

11%

Skipton and Ripon

6%

Thirsk and Malton

9%

Wakefield

20%

Wentworth and Dearne

22%

York Central

17%

York Outer

5%

 

Enver Solomon, Chair of the Campaign said:

 

The child poverty map reveals the depth and breadth of child poverty across the country showing the gross levels of inequality that children face in every region including Yorkshire and the Humber. There are still far too many children whose parents are struggling to make a living and are having to go hungry and miss out on the essentials of a decent childhood that all young people should be entitled to. 

 

In Yorkshire and the Humber, the huge disparities that exist across the region are becoming more entrenched and are now an enduring reality as many more children are set to become trapped in long term poverty and disadvantage.

 

Local authorities are having to deal with reduced budgets but they have critical decisions to make. We’re calling on authorities to prioritise low income families in the decisions they make about local welfare spending, including spending on the new council tax benefit, and on protecting families hit by the bedroom tax. This week we have written to local authority leaders with the most child poverty, asking them what they will do to tackle child poverty in their local area.”

 

The government  must also closely examine its current strategy for reducing poverty and consider what more it could do to ensure millions of children’s lives are not blighted by the corrosive impact that poverty has on their daily existence.’’

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