Camden

Overview

Camden is an inner London borough that stretches from the centre of town (the British Museum, Lincoln’s Inn and King’s Cross are all in Camden) to more suburban Hampstead and Highgate. Camden does well on housing measures:

  • Just 4.68 per 1,000 households in temporary accommodation, only a quarter of the average rate of 17 across boroughs.
  • Main homelessness duty owned per 1,000 households is only 0.26, a third of the London average of 0.74.
  • The rate of repossessions per 1,000 households is relatively low at 0.75, less than half the average of 1.81.

However, Camden has one of the highest numbers of rough sleepers of any London borough, with 630 people seen sleeping rough by outreach.

On unemployment Camden scores an average score (as compared to the whole of London) at 5%. Similarly, the poverty rate of the borough is in line with the London average at 32%.

The grid below shows how Camden 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 Camden 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.

Camden indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.6
Average ?

No qualifications

5.7%
Average ?

Premature mortality

279
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

29.6%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

37%
Average ?

Income inequality

1.18
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.69
Average ?

Poverty rate

32%
Average ?

Evictions

0.75
Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.26
Better than average ?

Housing affordability

54.8%
Average ?

Housing delivery

140
Average ?

Rough sleeping

630
Worse than average ?

Temporary accommodation

4.68
Better than average ?

GCSE attainment

75.3%
Average ?

Benefits

11.1%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

No data
Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.0%
Average ?