Proportion of Londoners in poverty after housing costs by age band (2021/22)
Poverty rates after housing costs were highest among children and young people in 2021/22, in both London and the rest of England.
- 160,000 children aged four and under live in households in poverty
- Almost a third (34%) of children aged 5-9 are in households in poverty
- Over a third of 10-19 year olds live in households that are in poverty (38% of those aged 10-14 and 34% of those aged 15-19).
In contrast, 17% of Londoners aged 30-34 live in households that are in poverty - the lowest rate for any age group.
Poverty rates in London are higher than those in the rest of England for people of most age groups, except for children aged 0-4 and adults aged 30-39 and 60-64.
The impacts of housing costs on poverty in the capital can again be seen by comparing these findings to those from measures of poverty before housing costs (BHC). Poverty rates before housing costs are lower for all age groups in London, and the gap tends to be lower for older individuals, reflecting the fact that they are more likely to own their property and have lower housing costs.