The average level of child poverty in the UK according to the most recent government data is 30 per cent, meaning just less than one in three children live in households which earn less than 60 per cent of the national average income.
5. Northern Ireland - 25 per cent of children living in poverty
Northern Ireland has one of the lowest child poverty rates in the country, and the worst affected area in the country still has a lower rate than the English average, at 27% in Causeway, Coast and Glens.
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6. Yorkshire and Humber - 32 per cent of children living in poverty
Bradford has the highest rate of child poverty in Yorkshire and Humber, at 38.3%.
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7. Scotland - 24 per cent of children living in poverty
Scotland has the lowest rate of child poverty of any UK region, but the Glasgow City local authority sees the highest level of child poverty there, at 31.8%. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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8. London - 39 per cent of children living in poverty
London itself has the highest child poverty rate of all the regions, and the Tower Hamlets local authority has the highest rate in London and in the country, at 55.4% (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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