Poverty and Inequality Profile - City Centre
City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership - Poverty and
Recent research shows that one in five households in Edinburgh
live on incomes below the poverty threshold set by the UK
Government. Despite the affluence and success of the city's
economy, this is a level of poverty higher than the national
average and higher than most other local authorities in
Within the city, poverty levels vary considerably between
neighbourhoods. In the poorest parts of Edinburgh over 27% of all
households live in poverty compared to fewer than 17% of households
in more affluent areas.
This profile provides a snapshot of data on poverty and income
inequality in the City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership area. It is
one of 12 similar profiles for all Neighbourhood Partnerships
intended to support the development of strategies and action plans
to reduce poverty and inequality in our city.
The information presented here is built on analysis carried out
for the Edinburgh Partnership Poverty and Inequality Theme Group.
More information on the work of this group in the city can be found
on the City of Edinburgh Council website.
Each profile contains:
- A short note defining the key poverty indicators used in the
- Information on the number of households living in poverty in
- Information on levels of benefits dependency and other measures
- Links to other resources and profiles providing information on
inequality in each Neighbourhood.