Poverty Data

Web of Poverty

March 2014

Definitions matter. The way in which we choose to define a problem influences the solution we offer and therefore shapes our engagement with the world around us. For example, if definitions of poverty focus exclusively on a lack of income, we may come to believe that the solution is simply to give people more money.

National and Diocesan Poverty Statistics

This reference paper aggregates Church of England parish data to provide national and diocesan-level poverty statistics. It provides a number of summary charts and tables to make data available for those conducting their own research or planning future work.

Our hope is that these statistics will help to further inform diocesan offices and churches about the contexts in which they work and the particular issues faced by their local and regional communities.

Poverty in Numbers 2013

July 2013

Church Urban Fund has developed an online tool that provides information on a range of poverty-related indicators at the parish level. Entering your postcode in to this tool allows you to see where your parish ranks, nationally or within the diocese, on ten different indicators including child poverty, pensioner poverty and life expectancy.

Originally launched in May 2012, this tool has recently been updated, incorporating 2011 Census data and other more recent data sets.

Poverty in Numbers 2012

Online lookup tool for parishes in England

May 2012

A new online tool, developed by Church Urban Fund with assistance from the Church of England’s Research and Statistics division, provides easy access to information on a range of poverty-related indicators for parishes in England. Indicators include poverty rates (for children, working age adults, and pensioners), life expectancy, lack of qualifications, lone parenthood, and social housing, as well as descriptive statistics on ethnic diversity and older population size.