Newham

Overview

Newham is a borough in the Inner East of London, which experiences significant problems with poverty and inequality. Half of children (50%) are judged to be in households in poverty, compared to 37% in the typical London borough. The out-of-work benefit rate is higher than average (16.7%).

The rate of households in temporary accommodation in Newham is by far the highest in London with 49 per 1,000 contrasting against 17 per 1,000 in London overall. Evictions are also the highest in Newham of any London boroughs running at 3.4 per 1,000 households compared to 1.7 for London overall. Rough sleepers are also more commonly sighted in Newham with 578 seen in by outreach.

The borough’s infant mortality and premature mortality rates are high. 4.1 deaths are recorded per 1,000 live births, much higher than the London average of 3.4 per 1,000. The premature death rate is high with 385 deaths in people aged less than 75 per 100,000 population.

The grid below shows how Newham compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Newham is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and blue means it is better.

Newham indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.1
Worse than average ?

No qualifications

6.0%
Average ?

Premature mortality

385
Worse than average ?

Qualifications at 19

29.2%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

50%
Worse than average ?

Income inequality

1.49
Worse than average ?

Pay inequality

2.50
Average ?

Poverty rate

37%
Worse than average ?

Evictions

3.39
Worse than average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.80
Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

50.1%
Average ?

Housing delivery

80
Average ?

Rough sleeping

578
Worse than average ?

Temporary accommodation

49.36
Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

74.3%
Average ?

Benefits

16.7%
Worse than average ?

Low pay (resident)

24.5%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.2%
Average ?