London’s Poverty Profile

Working-age adults

Londoners aged 16-64

Key findings

24%

of working-age adults in London are living below the poverty line.

270,000

Londoners were unemployed in 2016 - the lowest level since the start of the recession in 2008/09 - and down 27,000 since 2015.

22,000

benefits sanctions received by Londoners in 2016 - a dramatic fall from 130,000 in 2012.

Overview

Most of the indicators on this site relate to working-age adults. Although London children are more likely to live in poverty than adults, the child poverty rate has been falling whilst the working-age poverty rate has slightly increased over the past ten years. 


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