Bromley

Poverty and inequality data for Bromley

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
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 24% of children living in households in poverty, conapred to 38% for the typical London borough. It is also one of the boroughs with the most affordable housing, with the rent for an average one-bedroom dwelling in Bromley requiring 34% of median pre-tax pay in London. In this respect, Bromley is more like the rest of England - where the figure is 29% - than the typical London borough, where it is 49%.

Bromley has pay inequality typical to that of London as a whole, with both the borough and capital seeing earners at the 80th percentile taking home 2.75 as much as those on the 20th percentile.

The grid below shows how Bromley 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 Bromley 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.

Bromley indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.5

Better than average ?

Premature mortality

262

Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

35.5%

Average ?

Child poverty rate

24%

Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.58

Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.75

Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

15%

Better than average ?

Evictions

1.05

Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.48

Average ?

Housing affordability

33.8%

Better than average ?

Housing delivery

20

Better than average ?

Rough sleeping

47

Better than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

11.52

Average ?

Benefits

5.8%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

4.8%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-0.3pts

Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

70.1%

Worse than average ?

No qualifications

3.5%

Better than average ?