Poverty rates by region

Poverty rates by region (2019/20)

Poverty rates are higher in London than any other region after housing costs are taken into consideration - more than a quarter of individuals living in London are in poverty (27%). 

The proportion of people living in poverty in London almost doubles when housing costs are taken into account (rising from 16% before housing costs to 27% after housing costs). This gap between before and after housing costs measures of poverty is much larger in the capital than any in other English region.