Poverty and inequality data for Hillingdon

Key findings


percentage point attainment gap between disadvantaged students and other students at age 16.


can expect to live without a life-limiting condition until they are 63 in Hillingdon. For men, this is 66.


of homeless households in temporary accommodation arranged by Hillingdon council were placed outside the borough – one of the lowest rates in London.


Hillingdon is an Outer west London borough, and the second largest by area after Bromley. Our analysis of poverty and inequality data suggests that Hillingdon is close to or better than London averages on most issues. Its poverty rate is 22.4% (below the London-wide figure of 27%) and the unemployment ratio (4.2%) has fallen significantly in the past three years to just below the London-wide rate (4.9%). 24% of working Hillingdon residents are low-paid compared to 22% across London. 

However, Hillingdon struggles more with education indicators. 38.7% of 19 year olds and 39% of adults do not have level 3 qualifications (A level equivalent) – both above the London average. 

The rankings below show how Hillingdon 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.

Hillingdon indicator rankings over time

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