Greater Manchester Poverty Monitor 2022


Welcome to the Greater Manchester Poverty Monitor 2022. This section of GMPA’s website details statistics relating to poverty across ten themes.

Child povertyDebtEducationFuel, utilities and food
HomelessnessHousing IMD Labour market Social security

Checklist infographic PM22 for GM Poverty ActionThe aim of the Monitor is to:

  • Provide a useful resource for those seeking to gain a multi-dimensional picture of poverty in Greater Manchester
  • Raise the profile of poverty and inequality in Greater Manchester among stakeholders, including the VCSE sector, public bodies, academics, businesses and media and
  • Equip stakeholders with the knowledge they need to tackle socio-economic disadvantage in their own activities, from policy development to service design, advocacy and campaigning.

Collectively, the statistics detailed on the Monitor provide a detailed insight into poverty across the city region. They highlight the scale of poverty and inequality of outcomes, both within the city region and between the city region and the rest of England. You can read the press release we issued alongside the launch of the Monitor here.

Before using the Poverty Monitor, we would encourage you to read the ‘Notes to users’. When viewing individual indicators on the site, please read the accompanying commentary to ensure accurate interpretation of the data.

Please note that any views expressed, or interpretations of the data made by GMPA are GMPA’s alone, and are not necessarily reflective of those individuals and organisations who have supported the development of the Monitor.

Press release

Poverty Monitor 2022 Directory

Notes for users


If you make use of the Monitor we’d be 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.

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