Bexley

Poverty and inequality data for Bexley

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

Bexley is an outer London borough located in the south-east of London. It has one of the lowest rates of child poverty, with 26% of children in the borough living in households in poverty, compared to the average (median) of 38% for all London boroughs.

Overall, housing in Bexley is more affordable than in other London boroughs; the rent for an average one-bedroom dwelling in the borough requires 32.5% of the median pre-tax pay in London, compared to 49.3 for the typical London borough. However, the borough lost 60 units of affordable, social, and other discounted housing between 2016/17 and 2018/19.

The grid below shows how Bexley 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 Bexley 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.

Bexley indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.3

Average ?

Premature mortality

305

Average ?

Qualifications at 19

39.2%

Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

26%

Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.7

Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.53

Better than average ?

Poverty rate

16%

Better than average ?

Evictions

1.99

Worse than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.62

Average ?

Housing affordability

32.5%

Better than average ?

Housing delivery

-60

Better than average ?

Rough sleeping

32

Better than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

13.88

Average ?

Benefits

6.3%

Average ?

Unemployment rate

4%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-1.8pts

Average ?

GCSE attainment

69.3%

Average ?

No qualifications

4.4%

Better than average ?