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Number of people in poverty by gender in 2019-20, and change in poverty

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As indicated above, the majority of people in poverty (1,754,000 out of 3,320,000 people) were women or girls.
There were 1,765,000 people in poverty (men, women and children) in households where the main earner was a woman compared with 1,554,000 people where the main earner was a man.

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