New ONS products to help child poverty analysis

Painting pictures of place series local profiles - centre for regional and local statistics - Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have created three products to assist understanding and analysis of child poverty in a locality, as part of  a collaborative project between the ONS East and West Midlands Regional Statisticians, and ONS Area Based Analysis.

Child Poverty Topic Profile

The Topic Profile (pdf, 1.07mb) introduces to child poverty, with guidance and signposting to official statistics for measuring and understanding child poverty.

Simple analysis is provided for different geographies using headline indicators.

Child Poverty Local Data Profile

Child poverty has been added as a new theme to the local profile interactive data tools. This is an automated tool for all upper and lower tier authorities in England containing up to date published data, maps, tables, charts and analytical text.

A range of indicators have been chosen to help get a better understanding of child poverty in selected localities. Regional, national and comparitor figures are presented, where available.

This local profile is available on CD, along with similar tools for themes such as employment, housing and economic context.

Child Poverty Case Study

The child poverty case study (pdf, 1.66mb) examines data from the local profiles to show information on children in poverty, and contextual data for the two local authority areas of Nottingham and Rushcliffe. The case study shows how to use the data for more detailed geographies within these two areas.

To get a copy of the CD including the child poverty local data profile, or give feedback on the child poverty products, please email [at]

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