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
5% of new housing completions in Bromley were affordable in the three years up to 2015/16. This is far lower than the London average of 24%. pic.twitter.com/HJRPYMNWZs19 Jul 2018
58% of children in low-income families in London did not have a one-week holiday away from home with their family, because they could not afford it. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/children-and-material-deprivation/ …19 Jul 2018
Disadvantaged pupils in Bromley are 30 percentage points less likely to achieve a C or above in Maths and English than all other pupils. This is one of the largest GCSE attainment gaps in London. pic.twitter.com/5kaXv3NcRS18 Jul 2018
44% of part time jobs in London are low-paid. This figure rose significantly between 2010 and 2012, and has remained high since. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/low-paid-jobs-london-over-time/ …18 Jul 2018