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Material deprivation of children

Material deprivation of children in London (2022/23)

Last updated: May 2024
Next estimated update: May 2025

What does this indicator show?

This indicator shows the proportion of children in London experiencing some kind of material deprivation. This means the material things -  such as a warm winter coat or a safe outdoors space to play - that children go without.

What does it tell us?

In 2022/23, almost a third (32%) of children living in households in poverty in London are classed as materially deprived (down from 45% in 2018/19). This, compares with 39% in the rest of England (up from 37% in 2018/19). For children who do not live in households in poverty, the proportion of materially deprived children is 13% in London and 12% in the rest of England. 

Almost half (48%) of children in London in poverty went without a holiday away from home for at least one week a year with their family, the highest rate for any item or activity.

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