In 2019-20 4.3 million children (defined as people under 16, or aged 16 to 19 and in full-time education) were living in households in poverty.
They accounted for 31% of the UK’s 14 million children.
But there was a wide variation among ethnic groups.
More than half of black children in the UK are now growing up in poverty.
Black children are also now more than twice as likely to be growing up poor as white children.
The proportion of black children living in poverty went up from 42% in 2010-11 to 53% in 2019-20
Over the last decade, the total number of black children in poor households more than doubled