Horsham’s child poverty rate

Child poverty
Child poverty

The Horsham district has one of the lowest numbers of child poverty in the South East, according to a survey.

The End Child Poverty campaign reveals that only 14% of young children are living in deprived conditions in the Horsham area.

Within the district, Forest (7%), Rusper and Colgate (9%) and Chanctonbury wards (12%) were ranked with the lowest number of child deprivation totals.

On the other hand, Henfield (16%) and Roffey South (18%) had the highest levels.

Across West Sussex, Chichester (18%), Worthing (16%) and Mid Sussex (13%) were areas that were least affected.

Areas with the greatest percentages included Adur (21%), Arun (22%) and Crawley (24%).

End Child Poverty is a campaign working with 150 organisations, faith and youth groups to eradicate child poverty by 2020.

The figures relate to the percentage of children in poverty recorded in 2013 (after housing costs) and are based on the target set for 2020 in the Child Poverty Act.

Visit http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/why-end-child-poverty/poverty-in-your-area to find out more.

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