At least 1 in 5 children in Fife (21%) – 13,238 children aged under 16 – are living in relative poverty before housing costs. 10,915 children (17%) of Fife children are living in absolute poverty before housing costs. This is above 18% and 15% for Scotland respectively.
This data is the result of new experimental Official Statistics on the number (and proportion) of children living in low income families across Great Britain by local area published by The Department of Work and Pensions. The local estimates are broken down by Local Authority, Ward, and Westminster Parliamentary Constituency. The Fife Findings are available here.