Focus on London 2008’: Two out of every five of London's children live below the poverty line
Great Britain, London, 05 July /corr. Trend G.Ahmadova/ London contributes nearly ?220 billion to the UK economy but has three boroughs with the lowest employment rates, a new review of London published today shows. It was said in press - release sent to Trend from Greater London Authority today.
'Focus on London 2008' covers a wide range of demographic, social and economic data, providing a statistical portrait of some of the key issues facing the capital. Produced by the Greater London Authority's statistical arm, Data Management Analysis Group (DMAG) it is a vital tool for anyone researching or writing about London.
According key facts of the Greater London Authority's statistical arm document, London is home to over 7.5 million residents, an eighth of the UK population.
London is the most multicultural city in the UK and is home to more than two-in-five of the UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population.
· London contributes nearly ?220 billion to the UK economy but has three boroughs with the lowest employment rates in Great Britain (Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney).
· In London, 56 per cent of mothers are in employment compared with 69 per cent in the rest of the UK.
· Two out of every five of London's children live below the poverty line.
· London has the highest proportion of households with an income of more than ?1,000 per week but also the highest proportion with an income in the bottom fifth nationally, highlighting inequality within London.
· The rate of hospital admissions caused by alcohol, in London, increased by nearly a half in the four year period between 2001/02 and 2005/06.
· The very interesting fact is the average time taken to travel to work in London is 43 minutes, by far the highest in the United Kingdom. For other regions, mean commuting times varied just between 21 and 24 minutes.