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.
Percentage of the population living in households at risk of poverty, by sex and age
The percentage of people who are living in households which are deemed at risk of poverty in the national context. Monitoring national poverty is important for country-specific development agendas. National poverty lines are used to make more accurate estimates of poverty consistent with the country’s specific economic and social circumstances, and are not intended for international comparisons of poverty rates.
|Unit of measurement
Household income - The total disposable income of a household is calculated by adding together the personal income received by all of the household members plus income received at household level. The measure of income used is before housing costs Missing income information is imputed.
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available. For insight into the details of potential calculations please refer to the original source metadata or source contact.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated
|14 September 2021
|Metadata last updated
|06 April 2023