London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
- Over a third (35%) of people in part-working families and almost a tenth (9%) of people in full-working families in London are in poverty. Both of these figures are higher than they were a decade earlier.
- The number of people in a working family in London overall is much higher than a decade ago.
- The proportion of people in poverty that live in a working family in London has risen because there are more people in working families overall and the poverty rate among those in a working family is higher.
In-work poverty rates
What does this graph show?
The graph shows the poverty rates for children and working-age adults in part-working and full-working families. Full-working families are those where all adults work full-time or one works full-time and one part-time; part-working families are those where an adult is self-employed, not all adults work or they only work part-time.
Over a third (35%) of people in part-working families and almost a tenth (9%) of people in full-working families in London are in poverty. Both of these figures are higher than they were a decade earlier. They are also higher than for the rest of England where the rate has increased more slowly so the gap with London has also grown.
Overall 21% of people in working families in London are in poverty, up from 15% a decade ago. But the number of people in a working family in London overall is also much higher. Both of these factors have contributed to the rise in the number of people in in-work poverty in London.
Households Below Average Income, DWP
Indicator last updated: 15 October 2015
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