Updated UK indicators

  • In receipt of tax credits:
    • third graph (by income group): only a quarter of tax credit recipients are no longer in low income because of the tax credit monies received.
  • Children in receipt of tax credits:
    • first graph (over time): tax credits now take around 1 million children in working families out of low income – but a million more children need this support than a decade ago.
    • second graph (by group): only a quarter of the children in working families in receipt of tax credits are no longer in low income because of the tax credit monies received.
    • third graph (by family type): tax credits are more effective in taking children in lone parent families out of low income than they are for those in couple families.
  • Concentrations of poor children:
    • first graph (over time): half of all the primary school children who are eligible for free school meals are concentrated in a fifth of the schools, a similar proportion to a decade ago.
    • second graph (by phase of education): pupils eligible for free school meals have, on average, twice as many pupils in their school eligible for free school meals.
    • third graph (by region): two-thirds of all local education primary and nursery schools in inner London have a high proportion of their children eligible for free school meals.
  • Not in education, employment or training:
    • fourth graph (by ethnic group): the proportion of White 16-year-olds who do not continue in full time education is much higher than that for any ethnic minority, but many are undertaking some form of training.
  • Premature deaths:
    • first graph (over time): the rate of premature death has fallen by a sixth over the last decade. It is, however, still one and a half times as high among men as among women.
    • second graph and map (by region): premature deaths are much higher in Scotland than elsewhere, particularly for men.