Decline in the Number of Children in Long-Term Workless Households in the UK in 2022

The latest release of UK National Statistics reveals a decrease in the number of children living in households where all adults have not worked for at least 12 months.

Key Highlights:

  1. Number of Children Affected: In 2022, 1.1 million children, constituting 8.8% of the child population, resided in long-term workless households. This marks a slight decrease of 0.1 percentage points compared to the previous year.
  2. Long-Term Worklessness: About 84.3% of children in workless households experienced long-term worklessness, emphasizing the persistent nature of the issue.
  3. Regional Disparities: The South East recorded the lowest percentage of children in long-term workless households at 6.1%. In contrast, the North East had the highest percentage at 13.5%, highlighting regional disparities in household worklessness.

Next Release: The next set of data on this topic is scheduled for release on October 30, 2024.