London Living Wage by borough (1)

MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In 2017/18, how many Londoners were paid less than the London Living Wage? Can this be broken down by borough?


Answer for London Living Wage by borough (1)
London Living Wage by borough (1)

London Living Wage by borough (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

ONS recommends that earnings calculations for analysis of the effects of the London Living Wage use the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). The latest available ASHE data show that in April 2018 (when the London Living Wage was £10.20) around 20.4% or 875,000 employee jobs in London (held by those aged 18 or over) had hourly earnings below the London Living Wage.

The attached table sets out the breakdown by London borough and City of London. It should be noted that these figures are calculated on a workplace basis – they refer to employee jobs based in London, rather than jobs held by London residents only.