Workers paid below the London Living Wage
The relationship between poverty and low pay is complicated. Low pay alone does not necessarily mean poverty – there are other factors, such as the amount of in-work benefits received by the family, the income of a partner or other family members, family size and housing costs, which are particularly important in London.
The focus of these indicators is identifying who is likely to be low-paid and therefore potentially at increased risk of being in poverty. The term low pay is used to mean anyone paid below the London Living Wage.
The London Living Wage is calculated independently in relation to living costs. This is different from the mandatory National Living Wage, which is currently £7.83 per hour for workers aged over 25. The London Living Wage rate for 2016/2017 is £9.75 an hour, with earlier years using previous rates (listed here). The rate for 2017/18 is £10.20. On each graph, you can click 'show graph details' to see the date and source of the data used.
People who are BAME are more likely to be low paid, especially people from Bangladeshi or Pakistani origin, and women are more likely to be low paid than men (although low paid workers who are full-time are more likely to be men). 21% of employed Londoners are paid below the London Living Wage, which is the same as last year's figure. 18% of jobs in London are low paid (including part time jobs). Nearly 64% of jobs in the hospitality sector pay below the London Living Wage – by far the highest of any industry. The next highest rate is in retail and wholesale, where 41% of jobs are low paid.
Low pay: indicators
Low-paid residents by borough
Low-paid jobs by borough
Low pay by ethnicity
Low pay by industry
Low pay by disability
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
. @Hothi is explaining to our members how @PovertyLondon is changing. Many people use the raw data, but fewer have time to read the full report. Going forward, the Poverty Profile will become more intuitive and interactive for users across #CivilSociety . #BigDataDay pic.twitter.com/QVpyFP4f4214 Oct 2019
. @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