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
This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
. @patrickjbutler uses our @PovertyLondon data to highlight that #TowerHamlets has the highest level of child poverty in #London (43%) as a surge of wealthy incomers are skewing deprivation figures. As a London council leader says the reality of poverty is still very much present https://twitter.com/patrickjbutler/status/1177481438985240577 …27 Sep 2019
Official figures suggest that the proportion of households in work has risen, however in-work poverty remains a growing issue. Our @PovertyLondon data shows that that there are 450,000 more Londoners in working families in poverty compared to 10 years ago http://bit.ly/2ZBVYRr30 Aug 2019
A new report says that elderly people living in the UK suffer some of the highest levels of poverty in western Europe. Our @PovertyLondon data shows that 19% of London’s pensioners live below the poverty line, higher than anywhere else in England (14%) http://bit.ly/2P6l76w20 Aug 2019