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
London students entitled to Free School Meals are 15 percentage points less likely to attain level 3 qualifications (A Level equivalent) than other students in London. In the rest of the UK, this gap in attainment is 28%. pic.twitter.com/Z4v5q7vSM320 Feb 2018
36% of housing delivered in #Haringey was social housing, affordable housing or shared accomodation in the three years up to 2015/16. This is the 5th highest rate in London. 604 such homes were built during this period, which is the 17th most out of London's 32 boroughs. pic.twitter.com/YaBVggmgog20 Feb 2018
More inner London students from disadvantaged backgrounds went to university than those from non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2015/16. pic.twitter.com/DHAE2XEuiX19 Feb 2018