Langley City has high child poverty level

A child poverty study shows Langley City has high levels.

  • Dec. 1, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Langley City has the second-highest rate of child poverty in the Lower Mainland, according to a study by a B.C. advocacy group.

A full 22 per cent of children in the City live in poverty, according to a report card on child poverty by First Call: B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition.

Burnaby also has 22 per cent of children in poverty. Richmond tops the list in the Lower Mainland at 24 per cent. Coquitlam and Surrey both had 21 per cent.

Langley Township’s rate of 13 per cent is below the provincial average of 19.8 per cent.

Very small, relatively affluent communities like Anmore (11 per cent) and Bowen Island (12 per cent) had the lowest child poverty rates.

First Call mapped child poverty in Langley, showing that even in Langley City there were sharp regional differences. In eastern downtown Langley City, location of most of the community’s older rental apartments, the child poverty rate was 46.6 per cent.

South of the Nicomekl River, it was just 8.9 per cent.

The provincial child poverty average has declined from 20.4 per cent in 2013 to 19.8 per cent in 2014, the most recent year from which statistics are available.

 

Just Posted

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds take silver in finals of new minor midget hockey league

Team of mostly Langley players will have a new look in the second season

Langley tutor lauded on ice

Sylvia Lloyd was recognized for the work she does – paid and unpaid – helping tutor children.

Trappers on brink of elimination after third loss

“We’ve got to play desperate hockey’ coach of Langley hockey team says

Arrest in alleged parking lot assault at LMH

Langley RCMP investigating daylight incident

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

Teacher reprimanded after incident with Grade 11 student in school gym

Gregory Norman Brock was teaching at a high school in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Avalanche control tomorrow on Highway 1

Expect closures of up to two hours east of Revelstoke

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read