There are 22% of children in Edinburgh living in poverty. In Leith ward it is 25% while Leith Walk ward is 26% and Forth ward is 30% (the second highest in the city). Which is to say that between a ¼ and a 1/3 of children in this part of the city live in poverty. Edinburgh has a population of 502,000 of which 79,550 live in poverty. Astonishingly more than half (41,100) are working. In work poverty impacts on 2,600 people in Leith Walk, 3,700 in Leith ward and 4,900 in Forth ward.