Metadata

Indicator code
A.3.1
Indicator name

Low income

Geographical coverage

UK

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Comparability

n/a

Footnote (FULL)

Individuals are considered to have relative low income if they live in a household with an equivalised disposable income that falls below 60% of the national median in the current year.

Associated sources
A.3.1.1

Sources

A.3.1.1
Measure

Percentage of individuals who live in relative low income (before and after housing costs)

Source

Households Below Average Income

Organisation

Department for Work & Pensions

Contact details
Geographical coverage

UK

Time period

2008/09 - 2017/18

Timeliness

Annual

Earliest available data

2002

Link to data source
Other information

Family Resources Survey (FRS) figures are for Great Britain up to 2001/02, and for the United Kingdom from 2002/03. The reference period for FRS figures is single financial years. This data uses grossing factors based on 2011 Census data, so caution should be exercised when making comparisons with reports prior to 2012/13.

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