Angus joint child poverty local action plan

Child poverty in Angus

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) gave a presentation to our Integrated Children’s Services Group which set out some baseline figures within Angus and current child poverty rates.

Income from employment

Hourly pay

  • £11.06 gross median hourly pay (2018)
  • 21.6% increase since 2007
  • 15.4% below the media for Scotland (£12.90)

Hours worked

  • 32.6 median paid hours per week
  • 2.2% decrease since 2007
  • very similar to median for Scotland (32 hours)

Employment rate

  • 61.9% (2017) - 4.2% decrease since 2007 (69.3%)
  • 53.7% for no qualifications - 6.8% reduction since 2007 (57.6%)
  • Scotland rate is 58% - 47.4% for no qualifications

Qualifications

  • 26.3% gap between school leavers in SIMD1-SIMD2 who achieved one or more awards at SCQF level 5 or better (2018). Exact same gap as 2014
  • gap for our comparators is 23.3%
  • national gap is 18%

Costs of living

  • workless households with children: 12.4%. Increase of 0.4% since 2007
  • working/mixed households with children: 84.6%
  • 20.3% of children are living in families with limited resources (low income and material deprivation)

Childcare

  • 54.7% total early learning and childcare services per 10 000 children (40.4% for Scotland)
  • 91.2% of all nursery services providing funded places (94.1% for Scotland)

Transport

83% of the population reported that public transport was easy to access (Angus Citizen Survey 2017)

Housing 

Social housing (2017/18)

  • 2156 new housing applicants
  • 83 supported lets
  • 8.9% of lettable houses became vacant (national average is 8.6%
  • 34% lets to homeless applicants
  • 51% to housing list applicants

Private rented (2017)

  • median costs of two bedroom house £540 per month. 12.5% increase since 2010
  • median household estimate for Angus is £28,739 - making annual costs of £25,920 for two bedroom house unaffordable

Income from social security and benefits

12.8% of P4 - P7 pupils are free school meal registered (2018)

Area/ ward % of all children living in families are in receipt of child tax credit whose reported income is less than 60% of the median income (2016)
Scotland 16%
Angus 14.1%
Kirriemuir and Dean 13%
Brechin and Edzell 13.7%
Forfar and district 16.2%
Monifieth and Sidlaw 5.5%
Carnoustie and district 8.8%
Arbroath West and Letham 13.5%
Arbroath East and Lunan 22.4%
Montrose and district 17%