Poverty and inequality data for Newham
homeless households in Newham are in temporary accommodation, the highest number in London. It also has the highest number placed outside the borough, nearly 1,700.
of working residents in Newham are low paid, the highest percentage in London. This is 38,000 people.
Newham is a borough in the Inner East of London, which experiences significant problems with poverty and inequality. 35.6% of employees in Newham are low-paid, the highest percentage in London, and the poverty rate is 37% – ten percentage points higher than the London average and, among London boroughs, lower only than the poverty rate in Tower Hamlets.
However, the number of affordable homes in Newham has increased by 1001 in the three years leading up to 2015/2016, which is the 4th highest increase in the capital. And while the unemployment ratio (6%) is the 5th highest rate in London, it has dropped by 3.8% over the last three years, which is the biggest decrease in London. Newham has one of the youngest populations in the country, as well as having a high proportion of BME residents. 43% of residents in Newham are Asian, according to the 2011 census.
The rankings below show how Newham 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.
From our Twitter
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 poverty rate in Barking & Dagenham is 28%, which is in line with the London average. pic.twitter.com/Bzuuw9RImg12 Nov 2018
Wealth inequality in London is far greater than income inequality. The wealth for someone just in the top 10% in London is 295x the wealth for someone just in the bottom 10%. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/topics/inequality/ …12 Nov 2018
The GCSE attainment gap (the difference between the proportion of disadvantaged pupils and other pupils achieving a C or above in Maths and English) is 13% in Hounslow. This is the 4th smallest gap of any London borough (joint with Newham). pic.twitter.com/8SZS3dwYPW11 Nov 2018