Camden

Poverty and inequality data for Camden

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
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 has the second highest pay inequality - behind only Westminster - with earners at the 80th percentile being paid three times more per hour than those at the 20th percentile. Camden also has some of the least affordable homes in London, with the average rent for a one-bedroom dwelling exceeding 56% of median pre-tax pay in London (compared to 49.3% for the typical London borough).

With 5.1% of working-age adults unemployed and 7.5% claiming out of work benefits, the borough is very close to the London average for these measures.

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

2.8

Better than average ?

Premature mortality

281

Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

36.3%

Average ?

Child poverty rate

43%

Worse than average ?

Income inequality

1.18

Average ?

Pay inequality

3

Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

32%

Worse than average ?

Evictions

0.75

Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.24

Better than average ?

Housing affordability

56.6%

Worse than average ?

Housing delivery

160

Average ?

Rough sleeping

815

Worse than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

4.64

Better than average ?

Benefits

7.5%

Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.1%

Average ?

Unemployment rate change

-0.2pts

Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

66.2%

Average ?

No qualifications

6%

Average ?