July 2010. Luton Family Poverty Needs Assessment. Child Poverty Act 2010. Local authorities must prepare and publish a Child Poverty Needs Assessment The Needs Assessment should include assessment of: Extent of child poverty in the area Child poverty risk factors Drivers of child poverty.
Luton Family Poverty Needs Assessment
Local authorities must prepare and publish a Child Poverty Needs Assessment
The Needs Assessment should include assessment of:
The Child Poverty Act outlines 4 measures of child poverty that will be used:
Rates comparing relative low income for families are now available nationally, regionally and for local areas
NB Latest figures are from August 2007
Child Poverty rate (NI 116) =
% of children living in families with income less than 60% of national median income
The national average child poverty rate is 21.6%
30.2% of children in Luton live in poverty
Luton has the highest child poverty
in the region
(Joint 1st with Norwich)
Child poverty in Luton is much higher than the national average and almost twice the regional average
37.2% : Biscot has a child poverty rate of 44.5% and Bramingham 7.2%
There are 19 wards in Luton.
10 wards have child poverty rates above the average (30.2%) for the town.
9 wards in Luton have child poverty rates below the average (30.2%) for the town
The differences in child poverty rates are even greater amongst Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs).
LSOAs are small geographical areas (of about 1,500 people) within wards.
There are 121 LSOAs in the 19 wards in Luton.
South has 3 LSOAs with child poverty rates of over 50%
10 LSOAs in Luton have child poverty rates of over 50%
7 LSOAs have rates of less than 5% - the lowest being 1.5% in Sundon Park (5805).
15,290 children (aged 0-19)
live in poverty in Luton
Dallow has 2,270children in poverty
Of the 15,000 children living in poverty in Luton, over 12,250 (82%) live in the “poorest” 10 wards
From Local Economic Assessment 2010
From Unemployment Bulleting – May 2010
Nationally children in lone parent families are much more likely to live in poverty than children in families with two adults
In Luton the percentage of children in poverty in lone parent families is lower than the national and regional averages
In Luton the percentage of children in poverty from larger families is much greater than the national and regional averages
Luton’s Asian children includes 20.2% Pakistani and 10% Bangladeshi
* From Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – January 2009
Almost 1 in 3 children are living in poverty in Luton “poorest” and “richest” wards in Luton?
In the East of England, Luton has the highest level of child poverty amongst 48 local authorities
There is a marked difference in child poverty rates within Luton. Some local areas have child poverty rates of over 50% – while other have rates of less than 5%
There are over 15,000 children living in poverty in Luton
The IMD 2007 ranks Luton as the 87th most deprived area out of 354 local authorities in England - and there are 16 LSOAs amongst the 10% most deprived in England in the IDACI
In the Child Well-Being Index Luton is ranked is ranked 291st out of 354 local authorities and 47th out of 48 LA districts in the East of England (1st = high well-being)