Poverty in the UK

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Statista dossier about poverty and economic hardship in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents statistics and facts about poverty and economic hardship in the United Kingdom. There is a detailed look at homelessness, the rising use of foodbanks and low earnings among the UK population.

Table of contents

  • 1. Poverty worldwide
    • Number of people at risk of poverty in the European Union 2010-2017

    • Poverty rates in OECD countries 2019

    • Child poverty in OECD countries 2018

    • Poverty rate in the United States 1990-2019

    • Share of stunted children under 5 in Africa 2018, by geographical area

    • Proportion of population below the national poverty line APAC 2018 by country

  • 2. Homelessness
    • Statutory homelessness in England 1998-2020

    • Statutory homelessness prevention or relief duties in England 2018-2020

    • Statutory homelessness prevention and relief duties in England 2019/20, by age group

    • Statutory homelessness prevention and relief duties in England 2019/20, by region

    • Reason for statutory homelessness prevention and relief duties in England 2019/20

  • 3. Rough sleeping
    • Number of rough sleepers on a single night in England 2010-2020

    • Number of rough sleepers on a single night in England 2017-2020, by gender

    • Number of rough sleepers on a single night in England 2017-2020, by age

    • Number of rough sleepers on a single night in England 2020, by region

    • Deaths of homeless people in England and Wales 2013-2019

    • Deaths of homeless people in England and Wales 2013-2019, by gender

    • Deaths of homeless people in England and Wales 2019, by age

  • 4. Food Poverty
    • Number of people using food banks in the UK 2008-2021

    • Number of people using foodbanks in the UK 2020, by region

    • Number of people using foodbanks in London (UK) 2011-2020

    • Foodbanks: why users needed emergency food United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Percentage of children eligible for free school meals in England (UK) 2019, by region

    • Number of children eligible for free school meals in England (UK) 2015-2020

  • 5. Benefits & Low Earnings
    • Percentage of individuals in relative low income in the UK 1994-2020

    • Percentage of individuals in absolute low income in the UK 1994-2020

    • Benefit expenditure in the UK 2000-2020

    • Share of households receiving benefits in the UK 2018/19, by region

    • National minimum wage in the United Kingdom 1999-2020

    • Living wage compared with the minimum wage in the UK 2020

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