Tuesday, 10 January 2012

40 per cent of Manchester's children live in poverty says report

Manchester has been named as the North West's child poverty capital, with forty per cent of youngsters within the area covered by the city council in families surviving on less than 60 per cent of median household income.

Moss Side is identified as the worst ward within Manchester with 59 per cent falling into the catagory.Other wards above fifty per cent include Ancoats and Clayton,Newton Heath and Miles Plating,Harpurhey and Hulme.

Across the 10 Manchester authorities in the report from the end child poverty campaign,Salford and Oldham both have 29 per cent withing the category and outside the area,Liverpool is the next worst with 34 per cent.

Commenting on the figures nationally,Alison Garnham, the Campaign’s executive director, said: “The child poverty map paints a stark picture of a socially segregated Britain, where the life chances of millions of children are damaged by poverty and inequality. “The Prime Minister should make a New Year’s resolution to keep his pledge to “make British poverty history” – so that not just children in Witney but children all over Britain can enjoy a childhood free from poverty.”

Here are the figures in full for Manchester Ancoats and Clayton 52% Ardwick 52% Baguley 34% Bradford 49% Brooklands 31% Burnage 37% Charlestown 40% Cheetham 46% Chorlton 12% Chorlton Park 32% City Centre 13% Crumpsall 32% Didsbury East 14% Didsbury West 9% Fallowfield 43% Gorton North 43% Gorton South 41% Harpurhey 50% Higher Blackley 42% Hulme 53% Levenshulme 28% Longsight 39% Miles Platting and Newton Heath 50% Moss Side 59% Moston 30% Northenden 38% Old Moat 44% Rusholme 46% Sharston 41% Whalley Range 28% Withington 27% Woodhouse Park 42%

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