London’s Poverty Profile
Official data from over 100 indicators, revealing patterns in poverty and inequality.
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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.
of Londoners are living in poverty (after housing costs) - down from 29% six years ago. In the rest of England it is 21%.
of London's wealth is owned by the top 10%. The bottom 50% own only 5% of London's wealth.
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Wandsworth has the joint lowest unemployment ratio of any London borough - 3.5%. pic.twitter.com/w3WgwzvEbK21 Aug 2018
The number of adult Londoners in working families who are living in poverty has risen by 270,000 over the last decade. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/topics/low-income/ …21 Aug 2018
The poverty rate in Wandsworth is 22%, 5 percentage points below the London average. pic.twitter.com/8CIgrs3j0C20 Aug 2018
The percentage of unemployed people who claim benefits has fallen since 2010. This suggests that there is a widening gap between benefit receipt and benefit need. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/topics/benefits-welfare-reform/ …20 Aug 2018