Poverty rates by region (2021/22)
After housing costs are taken into consideration, the poverty rate in London is 25%, the joint second highest of the English regions with North East of England. The region with the highest rate in 2021/22 was the West Midlands at 27%.
The proportion of people living in poverty in London almost doubles when housing costs are taken into account (rising from 14% before housing costs to 25% after housing costs). This gap between before and after housing costs measures of poverty is much larger in the capital than any in other English region.