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 (2020)

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 78% of girls achieving grades 9-4 (the equivalent of A*-C under the old system) in English and Maths in London, but only 72% of boys.

In London, students with English as a second language perform similarly to those who speak English as a first language, whilst in England those with English as their first language perform slightly better than those for whom English is the second language.

Students with Special Educational Needs have much lower attainment than the average student and the attainment gap is r…

This page looks at jobs held by London residents that are paid below the London Living Wage broken down by:

  • employment type (full-time and part-time)
  • sex
  • sex and employment type
  • ethnicity
  • disability
  • qualification level
  • employment status (permanent and non-permanent)

These may be located within London or outside the capital. For a similar analysis focused on jobs located in London only, please see 'Low-paid jobs in London'.

From the introduction of the London Living Wage in 2005, low-paid jobs held by Londoners rose over the decade to 2015, when almost 1 in 4 jobs (23.4%) held by Londoners were low-paid.

Although the number of jobs held by London residents in low-paid jobs was split more or less evenly between those in part-time and those in full-time jobs, the proportions are quite different. While more than 1 in 2 part-time jobs held by…

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