Poverty and inequality data for Lewisham
of pupils in Lewisham did not achieve A*- C grades in English and maths. This is worse than any other London borough.
Lewisham is a south-eastern Inner London borough, with a mixed picture regarding poverty and inequality. Lewisham is among the worst four boroughs for educational outcomes: 42% of 19 year olds do not have level 3 qualifications (A level equivalent), the third highest percentage in London. Health is also a problem for Lewisham residents, who have a relatively high rate of infant mortality and premature mortality.
However, Lewisham’s income inequality is the fifth lowest of any borough, and the poverty rate of 25.7% is below the London average of 27%. Lewisham is an ethnically diverse area, with 53% of the population recorded as white, and 47% as BME in the 2011 census.
The rankings below show how Lewisham 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