North East in Context

North East in Context

The data and graphs below show how the North East compares to the other English regions and the England average in key child poverty indicators.

A) Economic indicators

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Children in poor households BHC graph

Children in poor households AHC graph

Median income levels graph

Children in Low Income Families graph

Employment rate graph

Unemployment rate graph

Employee pay graph

Working Tax Credits Graph

B) Social Indicators

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GCSE attainment graph

GCSE attainment inc Eng & Math graph

16-24 yo NEETs

Adults qual to Level 2+

Adults Qual to Level 3+

Children with low birth weight graph

Overweight in reception year

Teenage Pregnancy graph

Under 18 Hosp admissions for alcohol graph



Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.

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Poverty leads to poor attainment.  Poor attainment leads to poverty.

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Local Authorities

Councils have a duty to address child poverty through their services, jobs and contracts.

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Everyone can help to tackle child poverty. Every contribution matters.

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