Number of children, adults, and pensioners in London in poverty by working status (2011/2012, 2016/2017 and 2021/2022)
In London people counted as being in poverty most frequently live in working households. This has been consistently the case for the last decade. In 2021/22 we find some 910,000 people in poverty are living in working households whereas just 370,000 in poverty are living in working-age workless households.
A similar pattern is true if we look at children in poverty. 510,000 children in poverty live in households where someone is in work, whereas 160,000 live in workless households.
230,000 pensioners in London are in poverty