Poverty and inequality data for Havering
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.
From our Twitter
London students entitled to Free School Meals are 15 percentage points less likely to attain level 3 qualifications (A Level equivalent) than other students in London. In the rest of the UK, this gap in attainment is 28%. pic.twitter.com/Z4v5q7vSM320 Feb 2018
36% of housing delivered in #Haringey was social housing, affordable housing or shared accomodation in the three years up to 2015/16. This is the 5th highest rate in London. 604 such homes were built during this period, which is the 17th most out of London's 32 boroughs. pic.twitter.com/YaBVggmgog20 Feb 2018
More inner London students from disadvantaged backgrounds went to university than those from non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2015/16. pic.twitter.com/DHAE2XEuiX19 Feb 2018