Poverty and inequality data for Islington
Islington is an inner London Borough and the second smallest borough by area after Kensington & Chelsea. Despite its reputation for affluence, poverty is a significant problem in the borough, with over a third of people living in poverty (33.7% compared to 27% across London). Child poverty is high here as well, with Tower Hamlets the only borough with a higher rate than Islington (and Westminster). However, the rate of low pay here is the 4th lowest in London (13.9%) and the unemployment ratio is fractionally below the London average (4.65% compared to 4.90%). Income inequality is high in Islington, with a bigger gap between rich and poor than 25 out of 32 boroughs.
The rankings below show how Islington 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.
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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