Child poverty

From April 2018, all Scottish Local Authorities and Health Boards have a joint duty to take steps to reduce child poverty in their areas.

Almost 1 in 4 children in Scotland live in poverty and over 60% of those children live in a household where at least one parent works. In Perth & Kinross 18% of children are living in poverty.

Below is a breakdown of child poverty per ward area across the local authority.

Percentage of children in poverty, July-Sept 2017After housing costs
Local Authority and wardsNumber of children%
Perth and Kinross4,62817.06%
Carse of Gowrie20710.67%
Strathmore45217.05%
Blairgowrie and Glens35918.95%
Highland25717.48%
Strathtay20612.06%
Strathearn36719.78%
Strathallan24713.48%
Kinross-shire30212.02%
Almond and Earn41117.69%
Perth City South27410.41%
Perth City North90723.63%
Perth City Centre62525.21%

We are looking for ways that we can reduce and we'd like you to share your ideas with us.

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Our website has information on the financial help that may be available to help with the cost of having a baby or bringing up a child.

Contact details

Welfare Rights Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476900 (Option 1)