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Poverty and qualifications

Proportion of adults in poverty by highest obtained qualification level (2022-23)

Last updated: May 2024
Next estimated update: May 2025

What does this indicator show?

This indicator looks at London’s poverty rate among adults, split by their qualification levels.

What does it tell us?

People with higher qualification levels are less likely to live in poverty. In London, 34% of people with less than 5 GCSEs and equivalent as their highest qualifications were in poverty in 2022/23. This compares to 20% of people with 5 GCSEs or higher as their highest qualifications. 

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