Fife is 9th position in Scotland for high child poverty rates, with just under one quarter of children living in poverty. Lochgelly and Cardenden political ward currently has the fifth highest level of child poverty rates in Fife, with over a quarter of children living in poverty.

According to KnowFife, 19.1% of children live in low income households in Fife, compared to 17.7% for Scotland. 36.4% of children live in poverty in the most deprived areas of Fife, compared to 4.7% in the least deprived areas of Fife.

by Local Authority

Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll and Bute
Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh, City of
Eilean Siar
Falkirk
Fife
Glasgow City
Highland
Inverclyde
Midlothian
Moray
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney Islands
Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
Stirling
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian

% of children

18%
14%
20%
19%
26%
23%
28%
26%
13%
19%
15%
21%
19%
21%
24%
33%
19%
26%
21%
18%
27%
25%
14%
17%
21%
18%
10%
24%
20%
17%
25%
21%

Percentage of Children in Poverty after Housing Costs - Oct-Dec 2013

Fife Wards

Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages
Kirkcaldy East
Kirkcaldy Central
The Lochs
Lochgelly and Cardenden
Glenrothes West and Kinglassie
Leven, Kennoway and Largo
Glenrothes Central and Thornton
Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch
St Andrews
Cowdenbeath
West Fife and Coastal Villages
Kirkcaldy North
Rosyth
Dunfermline North
East Neuk and Landward
Cupar
Dunfermline Central
Howe of Fife and Tay Coast
Dunfermline South
Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Tay Bridgehead

% of children

36.03%
33.78%
32.97%
31.04%
28.91%
28.71%
28.27%
27.18%
25.60%
24.78%
24.35%
22.23%
21.80%
21.34%
20.67%
19.74%
19.34%
19.29%
19.18%
17.97%
17.78%
15.68%
12.74%

Datasets

Child Poverty Rates: Scottish Local Authorities and Wards (Excel spreadsheet)
End Child Poverty: http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/poverty-in-your-area/#scotland

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