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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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
London’s Poverty Profile has borough by borough data about social issues in the capital. Want to know the rate of low pay in Hackney? The level of council tax support given in Enfield? The level of pay inequality in Brent? Find out here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/13 Dec 2018
28% of Year 6 students in Newham are obese. This is one of the highest rates in London. pic.twitter.com/Vvpuhd58JO13 Dec 2018
The benefit cap affected 15,300 households in London in 2017. The largest single groups affected where families losing up to £25 per week and between £25 and £50 per week. pic.twitter.com/zmF6X3bk1x12 Dec 2018