Barnet

Poverty and inequality data for Barnet

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

Barnet is an outer London borough located in the north of London. It has slightly higher pay inequality than is typical in London. Within Barnet, those at the 80th percentile earn 2.81 more than those at the 20 percentile. Premature mortality is also below the London average; of the population under 75 years old there are 236 deaths per 10,000 residents in Barnet, whereas across London the average is 303 deaths.

In terms of qualifications, only 27.1% of the 19-year old residents do not have a level 3 qualification. Compared to the whole of London, students in Barnet also have a relatively high GCSE attainment, with 76.2% of students in the borough achieving grades between 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in English and Math, compared 67.9% across the whole of the capital.

The grid below shows how Barnet is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all 32 London boroughs and the City of London. Better than average (green) means Barnet is in the top performing third, average (orange) means the middle third, and worse than average (red) the lowest performing third of all the London local authorities.

Barnet indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.2

Better than average ?

Premature mortality

236

Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

27.1%

Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

35%

Average ?

Income inequality

0.77

Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.81

Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

23%

Average ?

Evictions

1.37

Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.74

Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

46.8%

Average ?

Housing delivery

170

Worse than average ?

Rough sleeping

94

Better than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

14.62

Average ?

Benefits

6.2%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

5%

Average ?

Unemployment rate change

-0.6pts

Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

76.2%

Worse than average ?

No qualifications

6.2%

Average ?