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The proportion of low-paid employees by disability

Key points

  • Disabled people are more likely to be low-paid: 34% of disabled people compared to 24% of non-disabled people.
  • While only 17% of full-time non-disabled people are low-paid, this rises to 24% for full-time disabled employees.
  • The low pay rate for disabled people with at least A-level education is seven percentage points higher at 24%, and for those with an education below A-level is eight percentage points higher.

The proportion of low-paid employees by disability

What does this graph show?

This graph shows the low pay rates for disabled and non-disabled people, with splits by full-time or part-time and by level of education. In all cases, disabled people are more likely to be low-paid: 34% of disabled people compared to 24% of non-disabled people. While only 17% of full-time non-disabled people are low-paid, this rises to 24% for full-time disabled employees, with the part-time low pay rate for disabled people four percentage points higher than for non-disabled people.

The low pay rate for disabled people with at least A-level education is seven percentage points higher at 24%, and for those with an education below A-level is eight percentage points higher. In 2014, there were around 120,000 low-paid disabled people in London, equivalent to 14% or one in seven of all low-paid people.

Data used

Labour Force Survey, ONS.

Indicator last updated: 21 October 2015