Camden

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 15 February 2019
Overview

Camden is a north west, Inner London borough. Its performance varies significantly between different indicators. It has a low percentage of working residents who are paid less than the London Living Wage (18% compared to the London average of 22%) and the 4th lowest unemployment rate in the capital at 3.9%

The homelessness acceptance rate in Camden is the lowest in London, and it is one of the few boroughs with a rate lower than the average for the rest of England. There are also fewer evictions in Camden than any other borough (6 per 1,000 renting households).

However, private rent for low earners is less affordable in Camden than anywhere in London except Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.  Income inequality in Camden is greater than in any other boroughs except, again, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

The rankings below show how Camden is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all 32 London boroughs. The first section gives a snapshot from the latest data: the deeper the red, the worse the problem; those coloured green are in the top half of London boroughs, which are performing better.

The circles show whether the issue is getting better or worse in comparison to previous period. Where there is no change, the circle is orange. Where there is no comparative data, the circle is grey.

Camden ranking on key indicators
22 /32

Child poverty rate

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1 /32

Evictions

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20 /32

Qualifications at 19

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Camden indicator rankings over time

Infant mortality

2.2

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Premature mortality

557

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Evictions

6

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Housing affordability

85%

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Housing delivery

445

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Low Pay

18%

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Low pay change

1.09%

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Poverty rate

32.29%

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Child poverty rate

35%

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Homeless acceptances

1

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Temporary Accommodation

52%

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Unemployment ratio

3.90%

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Unemployment change

-1.55%

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Out-of-work benefits

8.10%

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Council Tax Support cut

0

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Income inequality

155%

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Pay inequality

2.5

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GCSE attainment

46%

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Qualifications at 19

36%

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