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Child poverty statistics: Year ended June 2020

March 05, 2021 at 1:38 PM

From Stats NZ

Key facts

For the year ended June 2020:

  • all measures of child poverty were trending downwards, across the two years since year ended June 2018, with some statistically significant decreases
  • 11 percent of children were living in material hardship, a statistically significant decrease compared with the year ended June 2019
  • Māori children made up nearly half of the annual fall in the number of children in material hardship
  • low-income rates for Māori and Pacific children remained unchanged compared with the year ended June 2019
  • disabled children are more likely to live in a household with low-income or material hardship when compared with non-disabled children
  • child poverty rates for children living in households with at least one disabled person were higher compared with rates for children living in households with no disabled people.

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