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Information about issues affecting the Households Below Average Income dataset for Wales for the period up to March 2021.

We have not published the usual range of additional Welsh Government analysis of the poverty data this year. Instead, this article describes the data quality issues, and presents Welsh poverty-related figures using the 2020-21 HBAI data alongside confidence intervals. We are doing this to ensure full transparency, but we advise against use of the unreliable 2020-21 dataset for Wales.

For latest National Statistics, please refer to Relative income poverty: April 2019 to March 2020  and Material deprivation and low income: April 2019 to March 2020.


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