Updated UK indicators

  • Numbers in low income:
    • fourth graph (compared to Europe): the UK has a higher proportion of its population in relative low income than most other EU countries.
  • Children with a criminal record:
    • first graph (over time): the number of children found guilty for indictable offences fell sharply in 2008, reversing the previously rising trend.
    • second graph (by age – rates): the peak rate for for offending is at age 17.
    • third graph (by age – shares): half of the offences committed by children are committed by those aged 15 or under.
    • fourth graph (by gender): three times as many boys are found guilty of, or cautioned for, indictable offences as girls but the difference is much less for theft and much greater for drug offences.
  • Young adults with a criminal record:
    • first graph (over time): the number of 18- to 20-year-olds found guilty of an indictable offence fell between 1999 and 2004 but has remained broadly unchanged since then.
  • Low income and disability:
    • fourth graph (compared to Europe): the proportion of economically inactive working-age adults who are in relative low income is higher in the UK than in any other EU country.
  • Working-age longstanding illness/disability:
    • fourth graph (by social class): adults aged 45-64 in routine and manual occupational groups are much more likely to have a limiting longstanding illness or disability than those from non-manual groups.
  • Older people longstanding illness/disability:
    • fourth graph (by social class): those aged 65 and over who had routine or manual jobs are somewhat more likely to suffer a longstanding illness or disability than those with non-manual work histories.