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.
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
1 in 4 people in inner London are aged between 25 and 34. This is significantly more than any other age group. pic.twitter.com/68oH87n9MM19 Mar 2018
The #poverty rate in #Kingston is 18% - 9 percentage points below the London average. However, this still means that over 1 in 6 local residents are living below the poverty line in Kingston. pic.twitter.com/bkqGUcT93E19 Mar 2018
From January to March 2017, 72% of #KensingtonAndChelsea residents who were placed in temporary accommodation were placed outside of the borough. This is the highest percentage of any London borough, and is 1330 people out of 1850. #temporaryaccommodation pic.twitter.com/e7JTBdGwbN17 Mar 2018
The number of benefit sanctions in London fell again between 2015 and 2016 – three times lower than the peak in 2012. It is not yet clear how #universalcredit will effect this once it is fully rolled out. pic.twitter.com/liQgRWo3T216 Mar 2018