Bromley

Overview

Bromley is an outer London borough located in south-east London. It has one of the lowest rates of child poverty in London, with 26% of children living in households in poverty, compared to 37% for the typical London borough. It is also approaching the more affordable boroughs in terms of housing, with the rent for an average one-bedroom dwelling in Bromley requiring 37% of median pre-tax pay in London - typically for a London borough, it is 45%. 

Bromley has pay inequality that is somewhat higher than the average borough in London, with earners at the 80th percentile taking home 2.89 as much as those on the 20th percentile. A typical London borough sees earners at the 80th percentile taking home 2.77 as much as those on the 20th percentile.

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

Bromley indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.4
Better than average ?

Premature mortality

256
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

34.46%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

26%
Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.58
Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.89
Average ?

Poverty rate

15%
Better than average ?

Evictions

1.05
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.49
Average ?

Housing affordability

36.9
Average ?

Housing delivery

30
Average ?

Rough sleeping

67
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

13.16
Average ?

GCSE attainment

77.1%
Average ?

No qualifications

2.9
Better than average ?

Benefits

11%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

3.5%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-1.2pts
Average ?