Poverty and inequality data for Lambeth

Key findings


of children in Lambeth are living in poverty.


of adults in Lambeth have Level 3 qualifications.


of households in temporary accommodation in Lambeth were placed outside the borough.


Lambeth is an inner London borough with a mixed picture on poverty and inequality. The poverty rate of almost 30% is above the London average of 27%. Lambeth has a high rate of infant mortality and premature mortality as well. 59% of Lambeth homeless households who the borough places in temporary accommodation are moved outside the borough, which is the second highest rate in London. On the positive side, Lambeth is in the lower half of boroughs for evictions and above average for delivery of affordable homes. 18% of workers here earn less than the living wage, which is lower than the London average of 22%. 

The rankings below show how Lambeth 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.

Lambeth indicator rankings over time

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