Poverty and industry categories

Date 20 April 2020
Date updated 20 April 2020

Main industry categories for those in in-work poverty (2017/18)

This indicator looks at the industries in which those experiencing in-work poverty are most likely to work. For example, 14% of people in London in poverty who are in work are working in human health and social work activities and 9% are working in construction.

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