Disabled People

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

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

Disabled People: Indicators

Proportion of Londoners aged 16-64 on out-of-work benefits by benefit type (2014-2020 (Q1))

The proportion of working-age Londoners on out-of-work benefits has fallen since 2014, but has risen slightly since a recent low in 2017. 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 2020, this proportion had risen to 3.2% 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.

GCSE attainment by ethnicity (2018)

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 GCSEs than boys, with 71% of girls achieving grades 9-4 (the equivalent of A*-C under the old system) in English and Maths in London, but only 65% 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 opposite is true 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 London, Asian…

Proportion of Londoners in poverty in families with and without disabled persons (2008/09, 2014/15, and 2018/19)

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. 

For example, in the 3 years to 2018/19, 31% of families that included a disabled person were in poverty but only 27% of those who did not were. The gap has been narrower in recent years than in 2014/15 when over 10 percentage points more families with disabled people were in poverty than families without disabled people.