Welcome to London's Poverty Profile, independent source of information about poverty and inequality in the capital.
London is by far the richest part of Britain and the engine of the national economy. Yet it also has the highest rates of poverty and inequality. London's Poverty Profile uses the latest official data to reveal patterns of poverty across the capital.
- Find out the key facts about poverty and inequality in London.
- Compare London over time, to other English regions and cities.
- Explore the differences between London boroughs.
The report is made up of ‘indicators’ which represent the different types of data we have gathered on poverty issues.
Analysis of households with incomes below the poverty line
Gaps between the richest and poorest households and areas.
Out-of-work benefits, disability benefits, child and pensioner tax credits.
Analysis of work rates over time and by age, ethnicity and gender.
Jobs and people paid below the London Living Wage.
Child and adult health outcomes and inequalities.
Early years development and attainment at 11, 16 and 19.
Regional and London-wide comparison of housing costs and need.
Households behind with bills or with unsecured debt.
Provision of key public services within London.
London's size, population turnover, age structure and migration patterns.
All statistics which are Crown Copyright are reproduced with permission from the controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Much of the data presented on this website was made available through the UK Data Archive. Neither the original collectors of the data nor the Archive bear any responsibility for the analyses presented. The same applies for all other data used in this website including that from a variety of government departments.
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