Persistent poverty data

The data used to produce the charts of the Persistent Poverty in Scotland report is available for download below:

Poverty and child poverty data

These are not official statistics.

The latest estimates are unreliable as they are based on data collected during the first year of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lockdown rules severely disrupted the data collection. As a result, we were unable to obtain a representative sample for Scotland.

Please refer to Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2017-20 for the latest National Statistics on poverty and income inequality.

The data used to produce the charts of the main report is available for download below. The files also contain further poverty and child poverty analysis which is not shown in the charts of the main report.

All estimates used in the main report except for the data in Figure 24, plus additional poverty and child poverty breakdowns, are available for download. Estimates are averages of three yearsā€™ worth of data in order to reduce data volatility and show trends more accurately:

Measurement uncertainty information for the headline estimates:

In addition, estimates of the headline indicators and household income based on single years of data are also available. These are used in Figure 24 of the main report. They are not used in any other charts: