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Number of adults in poverty by disability status in 2019-20, and change in poverty

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The above graph shows that the rate of poverty among adults with disability in 2019-20 was 853,000 people, and 295,000 people among adults with a core activity limitation. One-third of adults in poverty had a disability.
Poverty among people with disability declined by 170,000 people in the fourth quarter of 2019-20. The decline in poverty was greater for people without a core activity restriction (by 153,000 people) than for those with one (by 10,000 people).


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