This is the child poverty rate where you live - as 1 in 3 UK kids go hungry

Almost one in three children in the UK lives in poverty, according to government statistics

Friday, 30th October 2020, 3:34 pm
This is the child poverty rate where you live - as 1 in 3 UK kids go hungry (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The average level of child poverty in the UK according to the most recent government data is 30 per cent, meaning just less than one in three children live in households which earn less than 60 per cent of the national average income.

The local authority with the highest level of child poverty in the East Midlands is Leicester, with 37.8%
The local authority area with the highest level of child poverty in the South East is Hastings, at 37.8%

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In the West Midlands, Birmingham has the highest rate of child poverty, with 41.6% of kids growing up in low-income households.
The South West and South East have the lowest rates of child poverty in England, but Torridge has the highest level in the South West, at 32.6%,
Northern Ireland has one of the lowest child poverty rates in the country, and the worst affected area in the country still has a lower rate than the English average, at 27% in Causeway, Coast and Glens.
Bradford has the highest rate of child poverty in Yorkshire and Humber, at 38.3%.
Scotland has the lowest rate of child poverty of any UK region, but the Glasgow City local authority sees the highest level of child poverty there, at 31.8%. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
London itself has the highest child poverty rate of all the regions, and the Tower Hamlets local authority has the highest rate in London and in the country, at 55.4% (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Manchester has the highest level of child poverty of any local authority in the North West, at 40.6% (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
In Pembrokeshire, where child poverty rates are the highest in Wales, 31.3% of children are growing up in poverty. Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Luton, in the East of England, has the region’s highest level of child poverty, at 39.8%