The Benefit System, The Regions, Welfare to Work

The worst child poverty rate in the UK is in….

The worst child poverty rate in the UK


Essex’s annual public health report has revealed that Tendring has the worst rate of child poverty in the county. The rate is still increasing at the highest rate.

The latest statistics show 23.5 per cent of children in the district are living in poverty, a rise of 2 per cent: See the report


Tendring also has the 2nd highest proportion of older people in the East of England (behind North Norfolk); with over 25% of residents over the age of 65 (the England average is 16%).

See the summary report


1 Comment

  1. It would be helpful to put this headline into the context of absolute numbers – How dense is the poulation of Tendring?

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