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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The GCSE attainment gap between disadvantaged and other pupils in Richmond is 31 percentage points - higher than any other borough. This is the difference between the proportion of disadvantaged pupils and other pupils who achieved a C or higher in their GCSE English and Maths. pic.twitter.com/LOkcjlwi2m24 May 2018
The poverty rate in Richmond is lower than any other London borough. But 15% of Richmond’s residents are living below the poverty line. That’s 3 in every 20 people. pic.twitter.com/ukFPRUjPwu23 May 2018
1 in 3 working Londoners earn less than £400 per week. This has increased from 30% in 2006. pic.twitter.com/cN6AIrDkcG23 May 2018
4% of the working age population in Richmond were unemployed in 2014-2016, compared to 3.4% In 2011-2013. Although Richmond’s rate is below the London average, it is one of only two boroughs where the unemployment ratio increased over this period. pic.twitter.com/UOjvgF0sIl22 May 2018