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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This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
The unemployment ratio in Havering is 4.4%. This is narrowly below the London average of 4.9%, and also below the outer London average of 4.7%. pic.twitter.com/eo0tghrI5Y22 Sep 2018
The gap in GCSE attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students is 28 percentage points in Havering. This is one of the largest gaps in London. pic.twitter.com/SLZnxTZhYf21 Sep 2018
The London boroughs with the highest rates of poverty are: Tower Hamlets (39%) Newham (37%) Hackney (36%) Islington (34%) Haringey (34%) The London boroughs with the lowest rates of poverty are: Bromley (15%) Richmond (15%) Bexley (16%) Sutton (16%) Havering (16%) pic.twitter.com/CTBBjbmmLR21 Sep 2018