Poverty and inequality data for Hounslow
Hounslow is an outer London borough located in the west of London. It has one of the highest unemployment rates in the capital, standing at 6.9%, compared to the average of 5% across London. Additionally, the borough has had the highest increase of unemployment since 2013/16 (1.7 percentage point increase). Across London, the unemployment rate has fallen by 1.5 percentage points in the same time period.
Although unemployment has risen, the poverty rate is relatively low in Hounslow in comparison to the majority of London boroughs. For example, the child poverty rate in Hounslow stands at 30%, compared to 38% for the typical London borough (38%).
The grid below shows how Hounslow is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all London boroughs. Better than average (green) means Hounslow 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.