London’s Poverty Profile

Official data from over 100 indicators, revealing patterns in poverty and inequality.

Overview

The latest data for London's Poverty Profile shows a mixed picture in London.  In some ways, London is better off than it was before the financial crisis. Employment rates are at their peak, at least as far back as 1992, at over 73% of the working-age population. This is 4.5 percentage points higher than a decade earlier. This also translates to a record low in the number of workless households in London.

However, while the overall poverty rate has fallen slightly in recent years, it remains higher than the rest of the country; and the proportion living in 'deep poverty' has increased. You can see more key facts about poverty and inequality London here.

London wide trends over time
Low income

Working-age poverty

Child poverty rate

Pensioner Poverty rate

In-work poverty rate

Benefits

Out of work benefit claimants

Housing benefit caseload

Sanctions

Education

Attainment at age 16

Free school meal attainment at age 19

Qualifications at 19

Health

Infant Mortality

Life expectancy

82.3yrs

Work Quality

Involuntary part-time workers

Involuntary temporary workers

Median real weekly earnings

Low paid jobs

Homelessness

Rough sleeping

Homelessness acceptances

18,100

Temporary Accommodation

54,300

Worklessness

Households with no adults in paid work

Unemployment

Underemployment

Unemployment for young adults

Housing

Mortgage Repossessions

Landlord repossessions

Overcrowding

Inequality

Income Inequality

Pay Inequality

Wealth Inequality

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