Islington

Poverty and inequality data for Islington

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

Islington is an inner London borough located north of the river Thames. Its rate of child poverty (47%) is well above the London average of 38%. Pay inequality for employees that live in Islington is high, with the 80th percentile paid just under 3 times (2.9) more than the 20th percentile (compared to 2.74 across London overall).

The borough has a third highest proportion of working-age residents on out-of-work benefits at 9.5%, just after Hackney and Barking and Dagenham. The borough also performs badly on premature mortality; recording 365 deaths per 100,000 people who are under the age of 75, compared to the London rate of 303.

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.

Islington indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.8

Better than average ?

Premature mortality

365

Worse than average ?

Qualifications at 19

37.4%

Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

47%

Worse than average ?

Income inequality

1.58

Worse than average ?

Pay inequality

2.9

Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

34%

Worse than average ?

Evictions

1.52

Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.25

Better than average ?

Housing affordability

47.8%

Worse than average ?

Housing delivery

90

Average ?

Rough sleeping

276

Worse than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

5.76

Better than average ?

Benefits

9.5%

Worse than average ?

Unemployment rate

4.2%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-1.9pts

Better than average ?

GCSE attainment

64.1%

Better than average ?

No qualifications

6.4%

Average ?
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