Greenwich

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 one of the worst GCSE attainment in London, with 70% 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 75% across the whole of the capital. 

Greenwich has seen a large fall in unemployment in recent years. Between the three years to March 2018 and the three years to March 2021, Greenwich’s unemployment rate fell by 0.7 percentage points to 5.9%, which is still above the London average of 5.3% in the same period. 

The grid below shows how Greenwich compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Greenwich is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and blue means it is better.

Greenwich indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.4
Worse than average ?

Premature mortality

346
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

41.26%
Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

42%
Average ?

Income inequality

1.26
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.60
Average ?

Poverty rate

26%
Average ?

Evictions

2.96
Worse than average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.22
Average ?

Housing affordability

44.3
Average ?

Housing delivery

200
Average ?

Rough sleeping

133
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

12.75
Average ?

GCSE attainment

70.1%
Worse than average ?

No qualifications

No data
Average ?

Benefits

16.2%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.9%
Average ?

Unemployment rate change

-0.7pts
Average ?