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.
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