Shocking child poverty revealed

Thursday, 10 November 2016

SOME 30 per cent of children in the Limavady area were living in poverty in 2015, it was revealed this week. Figures published by The End Child Poverty Coalition revealed that the former Limavady Borough Council area had the second highest rate of child poverty in Northern Ireland (30.80 per cent after housing costs) after Derry-Londonderry City Council (33.10 percent). The former Coleraine Borough Council area came in in sixth place with 25.70 per cent of children living in poverty.
Furthermore, the figures revealed that the East Londonderry parliamentary constituency had the fifth highest rate (27.30 per cent after housing costs) of child poverty in Northern Ireland in 2015. According to the new figures, the three constituencies of Foyle, Belfast West and Belfast North are home to the highest levels of child poverty across Northern Ireland, with more than one in three children (34 per cent) growing up in poverty.


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