Poverty and industry categories

Main industry categories for those in in-work poverty (2019/20)

This indicator looks at the industries in which those experiencing in-work poverty are most likely to work. For example, 12% of people in London in poverty who were in work in 2019/20 were working in ‘human health and social work activities’ and another 12% were working in ‘construction’.

Together, the indicator shows that almost half of the people in in-work poverty in London work in one of five industries: construction, human health and social work, accommodation and food service, administrative and support service, and wholesale and retail trade (including repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles).