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Child poverty levels in Trafford remain static

Children under 16 who grow up in households below 60% median income after housing costs are classified as living in poverty. The percentage of children living in poverty in Trafford during 2018/19 was 23.1%. This represents 11,611 children. For context, the percentage of children living in poverty in the UK in the same year was 30% and 32% in the North West.

Child poverty levels across Greater Manchester have risen in almost every local authority over the past four years, according to data published by End Child Poverty. Trafford recorded a small percentage point fall of -0.9% between 2014/15 and 2018/19.

Percentage point change in child poverty in Greater Manchester local authorities between 2014/15 and 2018/19