Barking & Dagenham
Barking and Dagenham is a north east, Outer London borough. It has longstanding issues of deprivation, and in our ranking across a range of indicators, it performs worst among London local authorities. It ranks particularly low on education and health outcomes, and on low pay. Nearly half of 19 year olds lack Level 3 qualifications, higher than any other borough, and infant mortality and premature mortality are also high. Barking’s 7.2% unemployment rate is lower only than Tower Hamlets, though it has decreased significantly from the 2011-2013 figure.
On the positive side, it has the lowest rate of income inequality of any London Borough. And 43% of new housing completions in Barking & Dagenham were affordable – a higher proportion than any borough except Waltham Forest.
Barking & Dagenham
has experienced significant demographic change since 2000. Part of the Thames Gateway is in
Barking and Dagenham, and has been designated as a priority for urban
The rankings below give a snapshot of how Barking & Dagenham is performing on some key poverty and inequality indicators. The deeper the red, the worse the problem. Those coloured green are in the top half of London boroughs.
The slider shows whether the issue is getting better or worse on comparative years. Where there is no change, the circle is orange. Where there is no comparative data, the circle is grey.
From our Twitter
This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
. @Hothi is explaining to our members how @PovertyLondon is changing. Many people use the raw data, but fewer have time to read the full report. Going forward, the Poverty Profile will become more intuitive and interactive for users across #CivilSociety . #BigDataDay pic.twitter.com/QVpyFP4f4214 Oct 2019
. @patrickjbutler uses our @PovertyLondon data to highlight that #TowerHamlets has the highest level of child poverty in #London (43%) as a surge of wealthy incomers are skewing deprivation figures. As a London council leader says the reality of poverty is still very much present https://twitter.com/patrickjbutler/status/1177481438985240577 …27 Sep 2019
Official figures suggest that the proportion of households in work has risen, however in-work poverty remains a growing issue. Our @PovertyLondon data shows that that there are 450,000 more Londoners in working families in poverty compared to 10 years ago http://bit.ly/2ZBVYRr30 Aug 2019