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Revealed: Redbridge wards with highest and lowest levels of child poverty

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 November 2018

New figures reveal that 34pc of children across the borough live in poverty after accounting for housing costs. Photo: Ian West/PA Images

New figures reveal that 34pc of children across the borough live in poverty after accounting for housing costs. Photo: Ian West/PA Images

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Nearly 50per cent of children are living below the poverty line in some parts of the borough, it can be revealed.

Figures published by End Child Poverty last month show that, after accounting for housing costs, 34pc children in Redbridge were found to be living in poverty between July and September 2017 – 24,878 children in total.

The study defined poverty as having a household income less than 60pc below the median household disposable income.

This stands at £27,200 as of the end of 2017 financial year, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Loxford has the highest child poverty rate in Redbridge at 49pc – or 2,647 children.

This is followed by Clementswood at 46.5pc (1,992) and Seven Kings at 40.3pc (1,715).

Monkhams has the lowest number of children living in poverty at 180 or 9.1pc, followed by Snaresbrook at 14.6pc (298) and Wanstead at 16.7pc (420).

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