Child Poverty Worst in North West, finds Church Urban Fund
Notes to Editors:
Life expectancy for boys (years)
|Moss side: St James with St Clement||Manchester||65%||71|
|Toxteth: St Margaret||Liverpool||64%||67|
|Newcastle: St Luke||Newcastle||63%||71|
|Toxteth: St Clement||Liverpool||62%||69|
|Broughton: The Ascension||Manchester||61%||70|
|Sheffield: St Matthew||Sheffield||60%||72|
|Toxteth: St Bede||Liverpool||60%||69|
|Salford: St Paul with Christ Church||Manchester||59%||69|
Definition of child poverty: Proportion of children living in families in receipt of out of work benefits or tax credits where their reported income is less than 60% of median household income (a commonly accepted measure of poverty).
The poverty tool is available to use online at: http://www.cuf.org.uk/povertyinengland
All the indicators are derived from published government data sets. Data for local authority wards or census output areas were converted to parish data by the Church of England’s Research and Statistics division. The term ‘Communities’, as used in the press release, refers to Church of England Parishes.
Parish figures have been calculated by converting data on government boundaries onto parish boundaries. In very diverse areas this calculation process may lead to inconsistent figures and should be tested with knowledge of what is known on the ground. Where parish populations are sparse the figures for government areas overlapping the parish are used.
When analysing data, it is important to consider that the population of some parishes is very small and so the percentages may be high even though relatively few households are affected. Other than the overall deprivation measure, data for parishes with populations of less than 500 have been omitted.
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0207 618 9177
About Church Urban Fund:
Church Urban Fund is about Christians tackling poverty together to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised in England. It was established in 1987.
Church Urban Fund works with over 300 community projects. These projects offer debt counselling, family support, children’s after-school and breakfast clubs, parenting advice, addiction advice and residential treatment, mental health support, food banks, help with re-housing, advocacy, befriending and mentoring with young people, job clubs and skills training, community development and support for elderly or disabled people.
For further information please go to www.cuf.org.uk.