Disabled People

Use the interactive tool below to navigate indicators that show how poverty and inequality affects Disabled people in London.

Disabled People: Indicators

GCSE attainment by ethnicity (2019)

In general, GCSE attainment is higher in London than in the rest of England. This is true for both boys and girls, students who do not speak English as a first language, students with Special Educational Needs and students from minority ethnic backgrounds. 

In both London and the rest of England, girls perform better at GCSE than boys, with 72% of girls achieving grades 9-4 (the equivalent of A*-C under the old system) in English and Maths in London, but only 66% of boys. 

Students with English as a second language perform slightly better than those who speak English as a first language in London, whilst the two groups perform similarly in the rest of England. 

Students with Special Educational Needs needs have much lower attainment than the average student and the attainment gap is roughly the same in London and the rest of England. 

In Lon…

Proportion of Londoners aged 16-64 on out-of-work benefits by benefit type (2013 - 2021 (Q1))

The proportion of working-age Londoners on out-of-work benefits fell between 2013 and 2018 after which it saw two years of modest increases. 2021 however has seen a large increase in Universal credit claimants (out of work) compared to early 2020 (4.6% to 10.6% of people aged 16-64).

The types of benefits claimed by those out of work has also changed in recent years, as Universal Credit has rolled out across the capital. For example, 0.2% of working-age Londoners were out of work and claiming Universal Credit in 2016. By February 2021, this proportion had risen to 10.6% of the working-age population.

Compared to London, the proportion of the working-age population on out-of-work benefits was higher in the rest of England between 2014 and 2020, however in the latest quarter for February 2021 the proportion of working age Londoners on out of…

Proportion of Londoners in poverty in families with and without disabled persons (2009/10, 2014/15, and 2019/2020)

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. In the 3 years to 2019/20, 35% of families that included a disabled person were in poverty compared to 25% of those without a disabled household member.

This gap has not changed in a meaningful way over the decade examined here.