The Poverty Site

The UK site for statistics on poverty and social exclusion.

Due to the retirement of its webmaster, this website is no longer being updated. The last updates were in late 2011.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

This site monitors what is happening to poverty and social exclusion in the UK. The material is organised around 100 statistical indicators covering all aspects of the subject, from income and work to health and education.

The indicators and graphs can be viewed by age group or by subject using the menu on the left.

The material covers all parts of the United Kingdom, with specific sections for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

All data is from official sources and is the latest available. All graphs and text are updated whenever new data becomes available.


No time to look at the indicators?  Why not just look at some key facts then.


The thirteenth annual UK report was published in December 2010.  Reports are also available for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, rural England, ethnicity, disability and devolution.


Each month, all the analyses for which there is new data are updated.  The latest published report is on the impact of devolution.

All statistics which are Crown Copyright are reproduced with permission from the controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Much of the data presented on this website was made available through the UK Data Archive. Neither the original collectors of the data nor the Archive bear any responsibility for the analyses presented. The same applies for all other data used in this website including that from a variety of government departments.

Maintained and published by Guy Palmer