London’s Poverty Profile

Low income

Londoners living in poverty

Key findings

27%

of Londoners live below the poverty line (after housing costs); a reduction from 29% six years ago but still higher than the rest of England (21%). This is 2.3 million people.

700,000

London children live in poverty (after housing costs). Children in London are more likely to live in poverty than their peers in the rest of England.

58%

of Londoners in poverty live in a working family. This is an increase from 44% a decade ago.

Overview

The indicators in this topic look primarily at incomes in London and how they compare with the rest of England. It does this mainly through the lens of poverty: those with incomes so low that they cannot meet fully meet their needs.

 


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