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Poverty in Numbers. Jeremy Aspinall Director of Communications, Church Urban Fund June 2013. Church Urban Fund. Our Mission: To transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised in England. Poverty in England? . Research.

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poverty in numbers

Poverty in Numbers

Jeremy Aspinall

Director of Communications, Church Urban Fund

June 2013

church urban fund
Church Urban Fund

Our Mission:

To transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised in England.

research
Research
  • To help people understand the reality of poverty in England.
  • To engage with the issues at a personal level.
  • To get involved in local social action.
poverty related indicators
Poverty-related indicators

Census

Other

Index of Multiple Deprivation

Child poverty

Working age poverty

Pensioner poverty

Life expectancy

  • No qualifications
  • Social Housing
  • Lone parenthood
  • Ethnic diversity
  • Older population
poverty related indicators1
Poverty-related indicators

cuf.org.uk/povertyindicators

methodology
Methodology
  • Data remodelled from Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) to parish boundaries.
  • LSOA data is rounded for confidentiality, so some caution needed in interpretation.
  • Parishes with populations <500 excluded to avoid distortion.
structure
Structure
  • National overview
  • Inequality in England
  • Geographical spread of deprivation
  • Church-based responses
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1. One fifth of children live in poverty.

21%

2010

15%

2010

13%

2010

% in poverty

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Abby,

Newcastle

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“I am so glad that we have more churches pairing together across the Wirral... I believe God will show us how to develop Christian communities in such a way that they will be a real blessing to the wider community.”

The Rt Revd Keith Sinclair

Bishop of Birkenhead

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Varying child poverty rates in dioceses.

4 dioceses with highest rates

4 dioceses with lowest rates

% of children living in poverty, by diocese (2010)

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Varying working-age poverty rates in dioceses.

4 dioceses with highest rates

4 dioceses with lowest rates

% of working-age adults living in poverty (2012)

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Varying pensioner poverty rates in dioceses.

4 dioceses with highest rates

4 dioceses with lowest rates

% of pensioners living in poverty, by diocese (2012)

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Dense clusters of poverty exist in certain dioceses...

...such as Manchester...

Mapping of IMD 2010 scores

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...compared to Guildford.

Mapping of IMD 2010 scores

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Yet affluence and deprivation can be in veryclose proximity.

Guildford Diocese

3 miles

*where 1 is the least deprived parish in the country

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Many churches are already active in their community.

  • 54% of parishes (more than 6,500) run organised activities to address at least one social need in their community.
  • 82% of parishes (more than 10,000) have been asked for help and in response have provided informal support.

Source: The Church in Action, January 2013

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But more social action takes place on council estates and inner city areas.

Percentage of parishes in different areas offering organised activities (Church in Action, CUF, January 2013).

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Birmingham

  • Bradford
  • Cornwall
  • Chester
  • Lancashire
  • Liverpool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • London
  • Southwark
  • TBC: Durham,

Coventry, Bristol

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Together:we can transform the lives

of the poorest and most marginalised

in England.