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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Child Obesity is a problem across London, with 23% of year 6 children obese. In Newham the rate is even higher, at 28%.12 Aug 2018
The gap in GCSE attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils in Newham is 13 percentage points. This is the 4th smallest gap in London (joint with Hounslow).11 Aug 2018
36% of working Newham residents are low paid. This is the highest rate in London. However, while rates of low-pay across London have risen, in Newham they have stayed roughly the same.10 Aug 2018
1 in 5 of London's pensioners live in poverty. This is higher than the rate of pensioner poverty in the rest of England. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/populations/pensioners/ …10 Aug 2018