Poverty and inequality data for Barnet

Key findings

1 in 4

people living in Barnet are low paid.


of Barnet’s working age people are unemployed – lower than the London average.


of 19-year-olds in Barnet have a Level 3 qualification.


Barnet is a borough in north London, with the second largest population of any London borough, with almost 380,000 inhabitants. It performs well on most indicators. The poverty rate and child poverty rate are below the London average, and the infant mortality and premature mortality rates are particularly low. However, 24% of employed residents in Barnet are low-paid, which is higher than the London average of 22%.  

The rankings below show how Barnet is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all 32 London boroughs. The first section gives a snapshot from the latest data: the deeper the red, the worse the problem; those coloured green are in the top half of London boroughs, which are performing better.

The circles show whether the issue is getting better or worse in comparison to previous period. Where there is no change, the circle is orange. Where there is no comparative data, the circle is grey.

Barnet indicator rankings over time

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