Bexley

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 5 January 2018
Overview

Bexley is a south east, Outer London borough. 16% of Bexley's residents are living in poverty, one of the lowest rates in London. It also has low income inequality. 

However, in the latest figures only 1% of housing completions in Bexley were affordable – a rate lower than in any other London borough. In fact, the total amount of affordable housing in Bexley went down last year, because  more social housing was demolished or converted into a different type of accommodation than there was new social housing built. The borough does have a redevelopment scheme in place, and as it progresses, they have set a target of 50% of all completions to be affordable. Despite the lack of new affordable housing, private rent for low earners in Bexley is the second most affordable in London (when measured as a ratio of salary to rent for low earners).

The rankings below show how Bexley 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.

Bexley ranking on key indicators
6 /32

Child poverty rate

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4 /32

Income inequality

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22 /32

Evictions

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32 /32

Housing delivery

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26 /32

Qualifications at 19

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Bexley indicator rankings over time

Infant mortality

2.9

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Premature mortality

444

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Evictions

21

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Housing affordability

47%

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Housing delivery

7

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Low Pay

25%

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Low pay change

1.98%

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Poverty rate

15.87%

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Child poverty rate

25%

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Homeless acceptances

5

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Temporary Accommodation

35%

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Unemployment ratio

4.59%

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Unemployment change

-1.36%

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Out-of-work benefits

6.50%

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Council Tax Support cut

£213.02

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Income inequality

120%

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Pay inequality

2.4

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GCSE attainment

55%

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Qualifications at 19

39%

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