Poverty and industry categories

Main industry categories for those in in-work poverty (2018/19)

This indicator looks at the industries in which those experiencing in-work poverty are most likely to work. For example, 13% of people in London in poverty who were in work in 2018/19 were working in ‘human health and social work activities’ and 11% were working in ‘construction’.

Together, the indicator shows that almost half of the people in in-work poverty in London work in one of four industries: human health and social work activities; wholesale and retail trade (including repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles); accommodation and food service activities; and construction.