2014 NZ Child Poverty Monitor Essay

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2014

Child Poverty Monitor

Tracking progress on reducing child poverty in New Zealand

260,000

Crowded homes and child poverty
Children in poverty are more likely to live in crowded housing

180,000 go without need

kiwi kids

24%

17%

that’s

LIVE IN

that’s

poverty

the things

kiwi kids they

Material Hardship

Income Poverty

35 out of

kiwi hardest end* kids of poverty
ARE AT THE

children

of the

10%

of

living in poverty live this way for many years

Severe Poverty

Persistent Poverty

Data source – Child Poverty Monitor: 2014 Technical Report childpoverty.co.nz
*this is based on the most recent available data from 2012

visit

www.childpoverty.co.nz to read the full report

for more information and

2014

Income Poverty
Income poverty measures look at the amount of money families have to pay bills and purchase everyday essentials

60%

of nz’s

median income adjusted after tax for family size and type

less than

poverty children

LIVE IN

their families LIVE off

that’s

260,000 kiwi kids 1 in 4
Income is after housing costs as this is a significant and fixed portion of household spending. It shows what is left for other essentials.

63+37+F 1 in 3
1 in 3
53+47+F 1 in 6
ON AVERAGE:

pasifika children

poverty

arein

BENEFICIARY
HOUSEHOLDS

53%
47%

SOLE PARENT
FAMILIES

TWO PARENT
FAMILIES

*this is based on moving line poverty measures. Other data here are based on fixed line measures of poverty

www.childpoverty.co.nz
Data source – Child Poverty Monitor: 2014 Technical Report

maori children

poverty european children poverty arein

children in poverty by
FAMILY TYPE

37%
63%

ADULTS IN PAID
EMPLOYMENT

arein

children in poverty by household INCOME

CHILDREN ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY
TO BE IN POVERTY THAN THOSE AGED 65+

*

2014

Material Hardship
Material hardship means kids are living in households where they go without the things most New Zealanders consider essential

180,000

go without

kiwi kids regularly the things they need

www.childpoverty.co.nz
Data source – Child Poverty Monitor: 2014 Technical Report

17%

that’s

2014

Severe Poverty

1 in 10

Children in severe poverty are living in households with both low incomes and material deprivation

the things they need and their low family income

means they don’t have any opportunity to change this
*this is based on the most recent available data from 2012

www.childpoverty.co.nz
Data source – Child Poverty Monitor: 2014 Technical Report

are at the

10+90+F
10%

OF CHILDREN ARE
LIVING IN SEVERE
POVERTY

6% severe poverty

while

they are going without

kiwi hardest end kids of poverty

*

of NZ’s total

population

are living in

2014

Persistent
Persistent Poverty
Poverty

Children in persistent poverty are in families with low incomes over long periods of time

35

children in families whose average income

over 7 years is below the income poverty line www.childpoverty.co.nz Data source – Child Poverty Monitor: 2014 Technical Report

are likely to

children live this way for in poverty many years

of the

out of

Children in persistent poverty are in families with low incomes over long periods of time

Spending long periods of time in poverty from a young age makes it difficult for…