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
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 unemployment ratio in Havering is 4.4%. This is narrowly below the London average of 4.9%, and also below the outer London average of 4.7%. pic.twitter.com/eo0tghrI5Y22 Sep 2018
The gap in GCSE attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students is 28 percentage points in Havering. This is one of the largest gaps in London. pic.twitter.com/SLZnxTZhYf21 Sep 2018
The London boroughs with the highest rates of poverty are: Tower Hamlets (39%) Newham (37%) Hackney (36%) Islington (34%) Haringey (34%) The London boroughs with the lowest rates of poverty are: Bromley (15%) Richmond (15%) Bexley (16%) Sutton (16%) Havering (16%) pic.twitter.com/CTBBjbmmLR21 Sep 2018