Bexley

Overview

Bexley is an outer London borough located in the south-east of London. It has a child poverty rate above the London average of 32%, where 37% of the children in the borough live in households in poverty.

Overall, housing in Bexley is more affordable than in other London boroughs; the rent for an average one-bedroom dwelling in the borough requires 32.3% of the median pre-tax pay in London, compared to 45% for the typical London borough.

A high proportion of 19-year-olds are without a Level 3 qualification in Bexley, significantly higher than average 25% for London overall.

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

3.7
Average ?

Premature mortality

310
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

38.64%
Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

32%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.70
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.66
Average ?

Poverty rate

16%
Better than average ?

Evictions

1.99
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.86
Average ?

Housing affordability

32.3
Better than average ?

Housing delivery

70
Average ?

Rough sleeping

42
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

No data
Average ?

GCSE attainment

76%
Average ?

No qualifications

6.1
Average ?

Benefits

11.8%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

4.7%
Average ?

Unemployment rate change

0pts
Average ?