The following groups have been identified to be at increased risk of food poverty or poor access to a healthy diet: 1

  • people living on low incomes or who are unemployed
  • households with dependent children
  • older people
  • people with disabilities
  • members of certain Black and minority ethnic communities

The following section presents data on the ‘Food Environment’ by population demographic categories that may highlight inequalities. The section is framed around the following topics:




Socio-economic disadvantage


  1. Ipsos MORI for Greater London Authority, “Child Hunger in London. Understanding food poverty in the Capital,” 2016