U.K. Poverty Rate 1969-2020

Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.
  • U.K. poverty rate for 2016 was 0.50%, a 0.2% decline from 2015.
  • U.K. poverty rate for 2015 was 0.70%, a 0.1% increase from 2014.
  • U.K. poverty rate for 2014 was 0.60%, a 0.2% increase from 2013.
  • U.K. poverty rate for 2013 was 0.40%, a 0.1% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Panama 14.60%
Argentina 8.50%
Greece 5.40%
Lithuania 4.50%
Croatia 4.40%
Uruguay 3.60%
Latvia 3.60%
Slovak Republic 3.30%
Italy 3.20%
Spain 3.20%
Portugal 2.80%
Hungary 2.70%
Israel 2.70%
United States 2.00%
Poland 1.80%
Estonia 1.50%
Austria 1.20%
Ireland 0.70%
Sweden 0.60%
Czech Republic 0.60%
Norway 0.60%
Germany 0.50%
United Kingdom 0.50%
Denmark 0.40%
Netherlands 0.30%
Malta 0.30%
Luxembourg 0.30%
France 0.20%
Belgium 0.20%
Finland 0.20%
Slovenia 0.10%
Cyprus 0.10%
Switzerland 0.10%
U.K. Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 0.50% -0.20%
2015 0.70% 0.10%
2014 0.60% 0.20%
2013 0.40% -0.10%
2012 0.50% -0.20%
2011 0.70% 0.10%
2010 0.60% 0.00%
2009 0.60% -0.30%
2008 0.90% 0.10%
2007 0.80% 0.00%
2006 0.80% -0.30%
2005 1.10% -0.10%
2004 1.20% 0.50%
1999 0.70% -1.30%
1995 2.00% 1.00%
1994 1.00% -0.20%
1991 1.20% -0.80%
1986 2.00% 1.00%
1979 1.00% 0.30%
1974 0.70% -4.00%
1969 4.70% -4.00%