of London's children live below the poverty line. This is a higher proportion than any other age group.
of London's homeless households in temporary accommodation contain children. This equates to 45,000 children.
Children are more likely to be in poverty than adults in London, with child poverty at 37%, compared to 24% for working age adults, and 19% for pensioners. This figure has dropped slightly over the last decade. Nearly 5 out of every 6 homeless households living in temporary accommodation contain or expect children, reflecting the impact of high housing costs in the private rented sector on young Londoners.
More positively for the capital, London’s children are outperforming children in the Rest of England regardless of their ethnicity, whether or not English is their first language, and whether or not they have a disability. 60% of children in London achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, compared to 53% across the rest of England. The attainment gap, which measures the difference in performance between disadvantaged children and their wider peer group, is much lower in London than in the Rest of England as well.
Overall Benefit Cap
GCSE attainment over time
GCSE attainment and disadvantage
GCSE attainment and demography
Temporary accommodation over time
Poverty by age
From our Twitter
This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
. @Hothi is explaining to our members how @PovertyLondon is changing. Many people use the raw data, but fewer have time to read the full report. Going forward, the Poverty Profile will become more intuitive and interactive for users across #CivilSociety . #BigDataDay pic.twitter.com/QVpyFP4f4214 Oct 2019
. @patrickjbutler uses our @PovertyLondon data to highlight that #TowerHamlets has the highest level of child poverty in #London (43%) as a surge of wealthy incomers are skewing deprivation figures. As a London council leader says the reality of poverty is still very much present https://twitter.com/patrickjbutler/status/1177481438985240577 …27 Sep 2019
Official figures suggest that the proportion of households in work has risen, however in-work poverty remains a growing issue. Our @PovertyLondon data shows that that there are 450,000 more Londoners in working families in poverty compared to 10 years ago http://bit.ly/2ZBVYRr30 Aug 2019