Poverty and inequality data for Harrow
Harrow is an outer London borough in the north west of the capital. It is an ethnically diverse area, with nearly two thirds of its population from BME communities. Harrow's strongest indicator is young people's qualifications: less than a quarter of 19 year olds (24.9%) do not have Level 3 qualifications (A level equivalent) – the lowest rate in London.
However, Council Tax for low earners in Harrow has risen by £384 since the law changed in 2013 – the highest of any London borough. And Harrow is one of only two boroughs where the amount of affordable housing has decreased. There are 102 fewer affordable homes in Harrow than there were in 2013.
The rankings below show how Harrow 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