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
This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
3 out of 10 people in Lambeth are living in poverty. This is above the London average. pic.twitter.com/UcmDOfvQDJ15 Oct 2018
Londoners in poverty: 43% are private renters 36% are social renters 22% are home owners. Ten years ago, the percentage of people living in poverty who were in the private rental sector was just 23%. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/topics/low-income/ …15 Oct 2018
The unemployment ratio in Islington is 4.6%, marginally below the London average. pic.twitter.com/l1WSBgI1v514 Oct 2018
Our measure of private rent affordability shows rent as a percentage of earnings (comparing rent of a 2 bedroom apartment to wages, both at the bottom quarter). This figure is 74% in Islington, meaning that it is less affordable for those on low incomes than most other boroughs. pic.twitter.com/TGcmbRFR3z13 Oct 2018