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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16% of local employees in Bromley are low-paid. This is below the London average of 21%. pic.twitter.com/TlLP2n1gc822 Jul 2018
20% of Year 6 children in England, and 23% in London are obese. The figure is only 16% in Bromley though – lower than every other London borough except Richmond. pic.twitter.com/VtzXcUq3jr21 Jul 2018
Over half of Bromley residents needing temporary accommodation were placed outside the borough between January and March 2017. pic.twitter.com/Y2TDAFqEik20 Jul 2018
The number of accelerated possession orders more than doubled between 2010/11 and 2015/16. These orders allow landlords to apply to repossess a home solely on the basis of written evidence, without a hearing. Read more about this here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/repossessions-and-evictions/ …20 Jul 2018