Hammersmith & Fulham

Poverty and inequality data for Hammersmith & Fulham

Key findings


of people in Hammersmith and Fulham are living in poverty.


of households in temporary accommodation in Hammersmith and Fulham were placed out of borough.


of working-age people are unemployed in Hammersmith and Fulham.


Hammersmith & Fulham is an Inner west London borough which has great affluence. It has the lowest unemployment ratio in London at 3.46%, having fallen from 5.7% in 2011-2013 (which was only the 8th lowest rate). Hammersmith & Fulham also one the lowest percentages of low-paid residents at 16%, as well as the greatest decrease in low paid residents in the past three years.

Despite this, poverty is a problem in Hammersmith & Fulham, with the 30.5% poverty rate above the London average of 27%. It gained only 5 new affordable homes between 2013 and 2016, and even the cheapest rents are more expensive than in most other boroughs. Premature mortality is worse in Hammersmith & Fulham than in any other borough.

The rankings below show how Hammersmith & Fulham 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. 

Hammersmith & Fulham indicator rankings over time

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