The latest data shows that 370,000 people in Northern Ireland live in poverty.

This figure consists of 110,000 children, 220,000 working-age adults and 40,000 pensioners. This briefing accompanies UK Poverty 2017, which looked at trends in poverty in the UK as a whole.

This briefing examines trends in poverty and related issues in Northern Ireland, and compares these to the situation both in the UK as a whole and in England, Wales and Scotland.