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 unemployment ratio in Havering is 4.4%. This is narrowly below the London average of 4.9%, and also below the outer London average of 4.7%. pic.twitter.com/eo0tghrI5Y22 Sep 2018
The gap in GCSE attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students is 28 percentage points in Havering. This is one of the largest gaps in London. pic.twitter.com/SLZnxTZhYf21 Sep 2018
The London boroughs with the highest rates of poverty are: Tower Hamlets (39%) Newham (37%) Hackney (36%) Islington (34%) Haringey (34%) The London boroughs with the lowest rates of poverty are: Bromley (15%) Richmond (15%) Bexley (16%) Sutton (16%) Havering (16%) pic.twitter.com/CTBBjbmmLR21 Sep 2018