841,000 LONDON RESIDENTS IN EMPLOYMENT EARNED LESS THAN LONDON LIVING WAGE OF £10.55 PER HOUR IN YEAR TO APRIL 2018 NEW GMB STUDY SHOWS
Policy makers and politicians need to refocus their stirring talk away from the soaring rhetoric of a global London back to the reality that there is a very high proportion of working families struggling to make ends meet every day, says GMB London
There were a total of 841,000 residents in London in employment earning less than a living wage of £10.55 per hour in the year to end April 2018. This is 25% of all London residents in employment. Some 37% of the residents in jobs paying less than the living wage were in part time jobs.
This data is from a new study by GMB London of official data for earnings and hours published by the Office for National statistics. See notes to editors for sources and definitions.
The median earnings for London residents in full time and part time employment in the year to end April 2018 was £15.90 per hour.
The borough with the highest number of residents in jobs earning less than the Living minimum wage of £10.55 per hour, is Croydon which has 36,500. That is 25% of jobs in borough earning less than a living wage. 39% of those part-time workers.
Next in the table was Brent, who have a 36,300 residents earning less than a living wage, which is 30% of jobs, 50% of which were part time jobs. Next is Enfield which has 34,800 residents earning less than £10.55 per hour, which is 30% of all jobs, with 62% of those part-time jobs. Then Barnet, which has 34,750 residents not earning a living wage (25% of jobs, 46% part-time); Ealing which has 34,500 (25% of jobs, 4% part-time), Newham with 34,500 (30% of jobs, 57% part-time); and Merton with 32,000 (20% of jobs and 35% part-time workers).