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.
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.
From our Twitter
Blog: 'Work, housing and the social security system are the keys to explaining the recent story of poverty in London' http://ow.ly/uBnT30gy8ZB13 Dec 2017
Interested in the local dimension of today’s @jrf_uk report on poverty? Here are the facts for the borough of Westminster via @trustforlondon https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/westminster/ …4 Dec 2017
Very worrying new national picture of poverty from @jrf_uk #solveUKpoverty https://twitter.com/jrf_uk/status/937587807786332162 …4 Dec 2017
We’ll be live streaming our state of the nation launch event from 09:00 - follow @jrf_uk and #solveUKpoverty https://twitter.com/jrf_uk/status/935238503427911680 …4 Dec 2017