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Poverty by age and family type (2019-20 compared with previous years, % of people)

PovertyWho is affected?

The average poverty rate in 2019-20 (13.1%) was very close to the average across 2009-17 (13%). However, sole parents and older people had significantly higher poverty rates in 2019-20 than across previous
years and single people without children had significantly lower poverty rates.

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