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Freedom of Information Request

Living conditions and poverty line

Received: 10 January 2023

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information. Please may you provide me with:

1. The number of residents recorded to be living under the poverty line, categorized by year in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
2. Of the number of residents living below the poverty line, the number of children recorded to be living in households below the poverty line. By children, I mean residents under the age of 18. Please can you categorize this number by age ranges of 0-5, 5-10, 10-15 and 15-18 years old and according to each year from 2019 to 2022.
3. Of the number of residents living below the poverty line, the number of unemployed residents yearly from 2019 to 2022.
4. Of the numbers of residents living below the poverty line, the number of residents with a criminal record yearly from 2019 to 2022.
5. Of the numbers of query 4, the number of children living below the poverty line with criminal records from 2019 to 2022.
6. Any initiative by the council launched since 2019 to aid residents who live below the poverty line, including but not limited to housing and employment access, soup kitchens, etc. Please may you also specify how successful each of these ventures have proven.
If any of the numbers asked above too small and risk identification, please may you specify and assists how I may ask for this information in a more efficient way.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some not held) - application/pdf - Download