Greater Manchester Poverty Monitor 2020

Poverty monitor infographic 1 for GM Poverty Action

Update April 2022: We are currently collecting the most recent data and will be sharing this with you in May when we launch our new Poverty Monitor 2022. From that time these pages will no longer be available.

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) has produced the Greater Manchester Poverty Monitor 2020 detailing some of the key statistics relating to poverty across the city region. The Monitor provides a snapshot of poverty across the city region and explores how different areas compare. The aim of the Monitor is to support policymakers and practitioners to understand levels of poverty in their area to help inform and shape responses to the issue.

The Monitor is broken down into seven categories. It lays bare the scale of the challenge facing efforts to drive down poverty in Greater Manchester. You can download the GMPA press statement we released to coincide with the launch of the monitor here.

Child Poverty


Fuel Poverty, Food Insecurity and the Poverty Premium



Index of Multiple Deprivation – Best Fit Analysis

Labour Market

National Poverty Data

Social Security

If you make use the Monitor we’d be really grateful if you could complete this survey. The information we gather will help us evidence the impact and usefulness of the Monitor to stakeholders and potential funders.

Notes to users

Data is provided at a local authority level (detailing statistics for each of the ten Greater Manchester boroughs), and at a more local level (ward, MSOA or LSOA) where possible. Each chart, map and table provides a link through to the original data source, allowing the user to find out more and make comparisons between Greater Manchester and other parts of the country.

The Monitor is not an exhaustive list, but a snapshot of key indicators we know are of interest to GMPA’s network.

The data presented on this page was gathered and visualised between July and September 2020 by Emily Dearden, Ian Jones and Mary Gogarty of the Population Health Research Team at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. GMPA is extremely grateful to Emily, Ian and Mary for the time that they have put into the project. Any interpretations or conclusions drawn from the data are those of GMPA, as are any views expressed as a result of the findings. Additional analysis was carried out by GMPA. The infographics were produced by Joel Wade. The sources of information used in the infographics can be found here.

GMPA is keen on updating the Poverty Monitor annually. Please contact Graham Whitham if this is something you are able to support GMPA with.

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