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London's Poverty Profile

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Understanding London

Many Londoners struggle to make ends meet, secure good quality affordable housing, or tie down the decent work they need to lift themselves above the poverty line.

But who makes up London's diverse populations? Who's in poverty, and where do they live? And how do London's unique characteristics and challenges contribute to it’s sky-high poverty levels?

London’s Poverty Profile gives you evidence and insight on these questions and more. Explore over 100 different indicators covering topics like housing, work, education, welfare benefits and London’s diverse demography.

London in numbers

  • 25%

    of Londoners are living in poverty after housing costs
  • 33%

    of Londoners living in non-white households are living in poverty after housing costs
  • 47%

    of single parents in London are living in poverty after housing costs