Greenwich

Poverty and inequality data for Greenwich

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

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.

Greenwich indicator rankings

Infant mortality

5

Worse than average ?

Premature mortality

350

Worse than average ?

Qualifications at 19

42.4%

Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

40%

Worse than average ?

Income inequality

1.26

Worse than average ?

Pay inequality

2.63

Average ?

Poverty rate

26%

Average ?

Evictions

2.96

Worse than average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.13

Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

45.3%

Average ?

Housing delivery

360

Worse than average ?

Rough sleeping

91

Better than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

8.76

Better than average ?

Benefits

8.6%

Worse than average ?

Unemployment rate

5.5%

Worse than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-3.5pts

Better than average ?

GCSE attainment

58.5%

Better than average ?

No qualifications

6.3%

Average ?