Poverty indicators

The anti-poverty task group has established a set of baseline poverty indicators to effectively monitor progress in Derbyshire. This is published on the Derbyshire Observatory.
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Despite positive and encouraging signs that Derbyshire's economy is returning to growth, there remains considerable variation in levels of poverty and economic prosperity across the county. Whilst levels of deprivation and child poverty in Bolsover and Chesterfield areas are above the national average, those in Derbyshire Dales and South Derbyshire are significantly below average. Inequality in the county is evident in a range of indicators, below are listed the baseline poverty indicators and a link to the Derbyshire Observatory (opens in a new window) where the dashboard can be found.

Financial Inclusion and capability

  • Pension Credit claimants
  • Lone Parent Income support claimants
  • Benefit Cap

Fuel Poverty and Affordable warmth

  • Fuel Poverty, Low income High Cost
  • Fuel Poverty 10%

Child Poverty

  • Child Poverty
  • Child tax credit

Employment and Skills

  • Earnings
  • Unemployment
  • Out of work benefit claimants
  • Long term unemployment