U.K. Poverty Rate 1968-2024

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 2020 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2019.
  • U.K. poverty rate for 2019 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • U.K. poverty rate for 2018 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • U.K. poverty rate for 2017 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Argentina 14.10%
Chile 8.00%
Uruguay 7.20%
Greece 3.90%
Spain 3.10%
Portugal 2.60%
Latvia 2.50%
Hungary 2.50%
Italy 2.20%
Croatia 2.10%
Lithuania 1.60%
Estonia 1.30%
United States 1.20%
Austria 1.00%
Sweden 0.90%
Malta 0.80%
United Kingdom 0.70%
France 0.40%
Denmark 0.40%
Czech Republic 0.40%
Belgium 0.30%
Ireland 0.20%
Netherlands 0.20%
Cyprus 0.20%
Finland 0.10%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Slovenia 0.00%
U.K. Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2020 0.70% 0.00%
2019 0.70% 0.00%
2018 0.70% 0.00%
2017 0.70% 0.00%
2016 0.70% 0.00%
2015 0.70% 0.20%
2014 0.50% 0.00%
2013 0.50% -0.20%
2012 0.70% 0.00%
2011 0.70% 0.00%
2010 0.70% 0.00%
2009 0.70% 0.00%
2008 0.70% 0.00%
2007 0.70% 0.00%
2006 0.70% 0.00%
2005 0.70% 0.20%
2004 0.50% -0.20%
2003 0.70% 0.00%
2002 0.70% 0.00%
2001 0.70% 0.00%
2000 0.70% 0.00%
1999 0.70% 0.00%
1998 0.70% 0.00%
1997 0.70% 0.00%
1996 0.70% -0.30%
1995 1.00% 0.00%
1994 1.00% 0.00%
1993 1.00% 0.00%
1992 1.00% 0.30%
1991 0.70% 0.00%
1990 0.70% 0.00%
1989 0.70% 0.20%
1988 0.50% 0.00%
1987 0.50% -0.50%
1986 1.00% 0.30%
1985 0.70% 0.00%
1984 0.70% 0.20%
1983 0.50% 0.00%
1982 0.50% -0.50%
1981 1.00% 0.00%
1980 1.00% 0.30%
1979 0.70% 0.00%
1978 0.70% -0.50%
1977 1.20% 0.50%
1976 0.70% -0.50%
1975 1.20% 0.00%
1974 1.20% 0.50%
1973 0.70% -1.30%
1972 2.00% 0.50%
1971 1.50% 0.30%
1970 1.20% 0.00%
1969 1.20% 0.20%
1968 1.00% 0.20%