Poverty and inequality data for Greenwich
Greenwich is an outer London borough on the south of the river, downstream from central London. It is home to an historic maritime cluster including the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and old Royal Naval College. Students in Greenwich have the worst GCSE attainment in London, with 58.5% of students in the borough achieving grades 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in English and Maths at GCSE compared to 67.9% across the whole of the capital.
Greenwich has seen one of the largest falls in unemployment in recent years. In the period 2013-2016, Greenwich had the third highest unemployment rate in London at 9%. This fell by 3.5 percentage points - the joint highest fall in London - to 5.5% in 2016-2019, close to the London average of 5%.
The grid below shows how Greenwich is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all London boroughs. Better than average (green) means Greenwich 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.