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
The infant mortality in Lambeth is 3.9 per 1,000 live births, higher than the London rate which is 3.4 but the same as the England rate. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/infant-mortality-borough/ … pic.twitter.com/FHy9ZXousM19 Oct 2018
Only 8% of London households do not contain working adults. This is down from 14% in 2001. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/work-status-londons-households/ …19 Oct 2018
549 social and affordable homes were completed in the three years up to 2015/16 in Lambeth. This is more than in many other London boroughs. pic.twitter.com/7jebbvrbcW18 Oct 2018
Poverty is spread unevenly across London A third or more of residents in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Islington and Haringey and Brent live in poverty. Whereas less than a fifth of residents in Kingston, Havering, Sutton, Bexley, Richmond and Bromley live in poverty. pic.twitter.com/D0oD7jaSVc18 Oct 2018