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.
From our Twitter
More than 1 in 6 people in Kingston are living in poverty. Find out more information about the borough here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/kingston-upon-thames-poverty-and-inequality-indicators/ …18 May 2018
Proportion of homes which are overcrowded in London Socially rented: 13% Privately rented: 11% Owner occupied: 3% pic.twitter.com/Qxp755ah6018 May 2018
29% of 11 year olds in Barking & Dagenham are judged to be obese – the highest proportion of any London borough. pic.twitter.com/yz3Md0UfYG17 May 2018
One third of Haringey residents live below the poverty line. Read more data about the borough here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/haringey-poverty-and-inequality-indicators/ …17 May 2018