Barnet

Overview

Barnet is an outer London borough located in the north of London.

Premature mortality in Barnet is below the London average; of the population under 75 years old there are 250 deaths per 10,000 residents in Barnet, whereas across London the average is 316 deaths.

Compared to the whole of London, students in Barnet have a relatively high GCSE attainment, with 84% of students in the borough achieving grades between 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in English and Maths, compared 75.6% across the whole of the capital. Only 23.4% of the 19-year old residents do not have a level 3 qualification, which is slightly better than the London average of 24.4%.

In spite of the relatively good performance in the domain of qualifications, Barnet fares relatively poorly when it comes to labour market indicators. The unemployment rate in Barnet is relatively high at 8.2% compared to the London average of just 5.3%. Unemployment has risen at a much higher rate than in any other borough – 4.1 percentage points increase over 3 years. In all of London, unemployment fell by 0.2 percentage points over the same period.

The grid below shows how Barnet compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Barnet is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and blue means it is better.

Barnet indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.8
Average ?

No qualifications

7.0%
Average ?

Premature mortality

250
Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

23.4%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

31%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.77
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.63
Average ?

Poverty rate

23%
Average ?

Evictions

1.37
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.63
Average ?

Housing affordability

43.4%
Average ?

Housing delivery

140
Average ?

Rough sleeping

282
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

16.09
Average ?

GCSE attainment

84.0%
Better than average ?

Benefits

12.1%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

19.6%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

8.2%
Worse than average ?