Sunday, May 02, 2021

Manchester's Poverty

 184,336 children in Greater Manchester living below the breadline in March 2020, even before the cost of housing was taken into account.

The figures mean that even before coronavirus hit, more than one in every four children in Greater Manchester was living in poverty (26%) - higher than the national average of one in five (20%).

The figure ranges from 13% in Trafford to 38% in Oldham, which is one of the highest proportions in the country.

In one neighbourhood in Oldham, shockingly nearly four in every five children are thought to be living in poverty.

In fact, there are 108 neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester where more than half of children are estimated to be living below the breadline.

There has been a huge rise in child poverty - see the figures for your postcode - Manchester Evening News

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