Poverty and inequality data for Hackney
Hackney is an Inner London borough with significant problems of poverty and inequality. The poverty rate is 36% in Hackney, well above the London average of 27%, and only lower than Newham and Tower Hamlets. 5.4% of working age people are unemployed – down from 6.7% in 2011-2013.
Hackney has the highest infant mortality rate of any borough by a large margin. 5.4 babies die per 1,000 live births in Hackney. The next highest rate is 4.5 per 1,000 live births in Barking & Dagenham.
However, Hackney has good educational outcomes including for disadvantaged pupils. It also has a relatively high proportion of new homes which are affordable, social housing or shared ownership.
The rankings below show how Hackney 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.
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London students entitled to Free School Meals are 15 percentage points less likely to attain level 3 qualifications (A Level equivalent) than other students in London. In the rest of the UK, this gap in attainment is 28%. pic.twitter.com/Z4v5q7vSM320 Feb 2018
36% of housing delivered in #Haringey was social housing, affordable housing or shared accomodation in the three years up to 2015/16. This is the 5th highest rate in London. 604 such homes were built during this period, which is the 17th most out of London's 32 boroughs. pic.twitter.com/YaBVggmgog20 Feb 2018
More inner London students from disadvantaged backgrounds went to university than those from non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2015/16. pic.twitter.com/DHAE2XEuiX19 Feb 2018