Croydon is a southern, Outer London borough, with the largest population of any borough. Croydon’s figures tend to be fairly close to the London average for a lot of measures, including the unemployment rate, child poverty and education indicators. The unemployment ratio has dropped significantly in recent years, from 8.4% to 4.7% - a greater reduction than any other borough except Newham. Only 21.5% of Croydon residents live below the poverty line, which is well below the London average of 27%. It is still higher than the national average of 20% though.
On the downside, 24% of employees in Croydon are low-paid, which is the highest level of any borough in South London. The homelessness acceptances rate in Croydon is also above the London average, with 7 out of every 1,000 residents accepted as homeless.
The rankings below show how Croydon 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.
From our Twitter
This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
The poverty rate in Barking & Dagenham is 28%, which is in line with the London average. pic.twitter.com/Bzuuw9RImg12 Nov 2018
Wealth inequality in London is far greater than income inequality. The wealth for someone just in the top 10% in London is 295x the wealth for someone just in the bottom 10%. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/topics/inequality/ …12 Nov 2018
The GCSE attainment gap (the difference between the proportion of disadvantaged pupils and other pupils achieving a C or above in Maths and English) is 13% in Hounslow. This is the 4th smallest gap of any London borough (joint with Newham). pic.twitter.com/8SZS3dwYPW11 Nov 2018