Islington is an inner London borough located north of the river Thames. Its rate of child poverty (43%) is above the London average of 37%. Income inequality at the neighbourhood level in Islington is high, with the median neighbourhood income deprivation rank 1.6 times higher than the median London neighbourhood.
The borough also performs badly on premature mortality; recording 359 deaths per 100,000 people who are under the age of 75, compared to the London rate of 299.
The grid below shows how Islington is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all London boroughs. Better than average (green) means Islington 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.