London’s Poverty Profile


Key findings


of Lewisham residents are living in poverty, just below the London-wide rate of 27%.


of pupils in Lewisham did not achieve A*- C grades in English and maths. This is worse than any other London borough.


of 19 year olds in Lewisham do not have Level 3 qualifications, compared with an average of 34% across Outer London boroughs.


The rankings below show how the borough 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.

Lewisham indicator rankings over time

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