Poverty and disability

Date 1 September 2017
Date updated 28 October 2020

Proportion of Londoners in poverty in families with and without disabled persons (2008/09, 2014/15, and 2018/19)

Londoners who live in families that include a disabled person are more likely to be in poverty than those living in families that do not include a disabled person. 

For example, in the 3 years to 2018/19, 31% of families that included a disabled person were in poverty but only 27% of those who did not were. The gap has been narrower in recent years than in 2014/15 when over 10 percentage points more families with disabled people were in poverty than families without disabled people.