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
Croydon is more equal regarding pay than other London boroughs, as measured by an 80:20 pay ratio. pic.twitter.com/lCmmWSqRTx18 Jun 2018
5 out of 6 households in temporary accommodation contain children. That is 45,000 children. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/populations/children/ …18 Jun 2018
Find out how people in your borough are faring on various poverty and inequality indicators in London's Poverty Profile. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/17 Jun 2018
5.4% of working age people, living in Hackney are unemployed. This is half a percentage point higher than the London average of 4.9%. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/unemployment-rate-borough/ … pic.twitter.com/B07NUfXrLm17 Jun 2018
One third of 19 year olds in Hackney lack Level 3 qualifications (A Level or equivalent). This has improved from 36% in 2014. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/19-year-old-qualifications-borough/ … pic.twitter.com/vicgLKbCZb16 Jun 2018