Poverty and inequality data for Havering

Key findings


of disadvantaged pupils in Havering didn’t attain A* – C in Maths and English GCSE at 16.


of 19-year-olds in Havering do not have a Level 3 qualification.


affordable homes were built in Havering in the last three years, 41% of all new homes.


Havering is an outer east London borough, with significant suburban land and parkland. Private rent is more affordable for low earners in Havering than anywhere else in London, and it has built the third most social/affordable housing since 2013 of any borough. The increase of 1093 affordable homes is more than in any other borough except Greenwich or Tower Hamlets.  Other positive signs for Havering residents are that they have the lowest level of infant mortality in London and a poverty rate of 16.6% compared to 27% across London. 

However, Havering has poor educational outcomes. 53% of adults in Havering do not have level 3 qualifications (A level equivalent) – more than any other London borough. Although this is better for today's young adults, 44% of 19 year olds still do not have these qualifications, a higher percentage than every other borough except Barking & Dagenham.

The rankings below show how Havering 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.

Havering indicator rankings over time

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