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Publication - Statistics Publication

Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2015

Published: 16 Mar 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Equality and rights

Estimates of the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland in between 2010 and 2014 and between 2011 and 2015.

18 page PDF


18 page PDF


Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2015
Annex 4: Where to Find More Information

18 page PDF


Annex 4: Where to Find More Information

Further analysis:

The headline poverty and income inequality statistics can be found in the latest Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland publication:

Further analysis of poverty statistics is published by the Scottish Government during the year at:

Additional analysis themes are based on the needs of users. If you have any suggestions for future analysis please email: or phone 0131 244 7351

Scottish Government websites:

The poverty statistics website contains a range of analysis on poverty and information about what the Scottish Government is doing to reduce poverty and income inequality:

Scotland Performs website (for further information about the SG Solidarity Target and National Indicators)

For further information on all Scottish Government statistics

Scottish Government approach to tackling poverty

Local Authority level analysis and other geographies in Scotland:

The persistent poverty figures presented here are from a sample survey which limits the analysis possible at smaller geographical areas. Similarly the main poverty statistics for Scotland published in Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland are only available at Scotland level. A few analyses are published for areas below Scotland level ( e.g. poverty in rural and urban areas), however it is not possible to produce reliable estimates at Local Authority level from this source.

Information on poverty at Local Authority level is available from alternative sources although none of these over persistent poverty. These can be found at:

UK Government websites:

Income dynamics publication (contains figures comparable with those found in this publication)

Households Below Average Income, Department for Work and Pensions (methodology and UK estimates)

UK Government action on child poverty


Email: Andrew White