London Living Wage and ethnicity (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3370
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

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

Answers

Answer for London Living Wage and ethnicity (1)
London Living Wage and ethnicity (1)

London Living Wage and ethnicity (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. The latest published data is for April 2018 when the London Living Wage was £10.20.

ONS estimates that, in April 2018, 20.4% or 875,000 employee jobs in London (held by those aged 18 and over) had hourly earnings below the London Living Wage. Unfortunately, information on ethnicity is not included in ASHE so this breakdown is not possible.