16-24 year old Londoners
of 19 year olds in London have a Level 3 qualification, compared to 56% in the rest of England.
London's young adults do well in education, and this is particularly true for disadvantaged pupils in London compared to their counterparts in the rest of England. For 19 year olds, the gap in attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students is lower than in the rest of England - 15 percentage points compared to 28 percentage points. This has been a major success story for London since the early 2000s.
However, although disadvantaged London pupils are the most likely to go on to higher education, they remain much less likely than non-disadvantaged pupils to attend the elite "Russell Group" of universities.
Moreover, higher qualifications have not yet fed through to better job outcomes. The percentage of young people not in education, employment or training after their A Levels is similar in London (10% in Inner London, 8% in Outer London) to the rest of England (9%). And 16-24 year olds in London are more likely to be unemployed than other working age adults (9% compared to 4% for 25-64 year olds). This gap is similar in the rest of England, though the unemployment figures are lower.
Young adults are also much more likely to be paid below the London Living Wage than older adults - partly because the statutory minimum wage is lower for under 21s.
Young adults: indicators
19-year-olds, qualifications & disadvantage
19-year-old qualifications by borough
Unemployment by age
From our Twitter
22% of employees aged 16-24 are in insecure work. This is more than double the rate for any other age group. pic.twitter.com/rrxzdCquq123 Mar 2018
19% of new housing delivered in #Kingston in the last three years was social housing, affordable housing or shared ownership accommodation. This is below the London average of 24%. pic.twitter.com/eX3uUmDlSH23 Mar 2018
The percentage of 19 year olds without Level 3 Qualifications [A Level equivalent] has fallen throughout London over the last decade. It is improving more quickly in Inner London than Outer London. pic.twitter.com/2OeBeIBfpf22 Mar 2018