Harrow

Poverty and inequality data for Harrow

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

Harrow is an outer London borough located in the north-west of London. It has the highest proportion of 19 year olds in London with Level 3 (A levels and equivalents) qualifications with just 25% of 19 year olds in borough not having them, compared to 34% on average in outer London, 36% in inner London and 44% in the rest of England.

Harrow has the second lowest rate of premature mortality in London - second only to the City - with 231 under 75 year olds dying per 100,000 on average between 2016 and 2018, significantly lower than the rate across London of 310. Harrow is one of only two boroughs to have lost affordable, social and other discounted housing, with an average of over 30 more subsidised houses being lost (through redevelopment or Right to Buy, for example) in the borough between 2016-2018 than were created.

The grid below shows how Harrow is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all London boroughs. Better than average (green) means Harrow is in the top performing third, average (orange) means the middle third, and worse than average (red) the lowest performing third of all the London local authorities.

Harrow indicator rankings

Infant mortality

5.1

Worse than average ?

Premature mortality

231

Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

25.1%

Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

37%

Average ?

Income inequality

0.82

Average ?

Pay inequality

2.72

Average ?

Poverty rate

23%

Average ?

Evictions

1.79

Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.58

Average ?

Housing affordability

44.5%

Average ?

Housing delivery

-30

Better than average ?

Rough sleeping

30

Better than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

12.08

Average ?

Benefits

5.6%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

4.8%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-0.8pts

Average ?

GCSE attainment

68.9%

Average ?

No qualifications

4.9%

Better than average ?