Understanding Uber: Breaking down the London driver numbers

In 2017, Uber released the number of drivers operational in London, the UK. This article takes a look at the numbers of drivers and the estimates of their income as presented by Uber and uses these to calculate how many London drivers are likely to earn a full-time equivalent wage. The article's calculations suggest that between 5 - 15% (2,000 to 3,000) of the London pool of Uber drivers earn a London living wage.

Bull, J. Reconnections - London transport and beyond (2017), 'Understanding Uber: Breaking down the London driver numbers, 2 October.


  • Research publication
  • United Kingdom
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Uber
  • worker demographics, working time and work-life balance, income
  • English
  • Reconnections - London transport and beyond (Publisher)
  • Quantitative research
  • 2017
  • Open access
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