This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Proportion of population below the international poverty line
Proportion of population below the international poverty line is defined as the percentage of the population living on less than $2.15 a day. The ‘international poverty line’ is currently set at $2.15 a day at 2017 purchasing power adjusted prices.
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Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is a measurement of prices in different countries that uses the prices of specific goods to compare the absolute purchasing power of the countries’ currencies.
For the main UK data series on low income households see the Households below average income (HBAI) statistics . Please note that the HBAI statistics should not be compared to those living under the international poverty line, however they may give a more representative view of low income households in the United Kingdom.
For more information about the methodology used to calculate the percentage of people living under the international poverty line, please visit the World Bank Poverty and Inequality Platform Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||28 June 2023|
|Metadata last updated||29 June 2023|