Households and their work status by net income quintile

Date 1 September 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020

Work status of London households by net income quintile (2017/18)

This indicator shows that household work status is closely related to household net incomes. Overall, households with lower net incomes are more likely to include inactive, retired or unemployed adults. 

For example, just 9% of those in the bottom 20% of the net income distribution live in households where all adults work. In contrast, 55% of those in the top 20% of the net income distribution live in households where all adults work. One in five (21%) of those in the bottom net income quintile live in workless households, compared to just 1% of those in the top net income quintile.