Newham

Poverty and inequality data for Newham

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

Newham is a borough in the Inner East of London, which experiences significant problems with poverty and inequality. More than half of children (52%) are judged to be in households in poverty, compared to 38% in the typical London borough. Unemployment and out-of-work benefits claimant rates are not much higher than London averages however, suggesting issues here relate to in-work poverty.

There is a very high rate of households in temporary accommodation with 45 per 1,000 contrasting against 16 per 1,000 in London overall. Evictions are also higher here than in most London boroughs running at 3.4 per 1,000 compared to 1.8 for London overall.

The grid below shows how Newham is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all 32 London boroughs and the City of London. Better than average (green) means Newham is in the top performing third, average (orange) means the middle third, and worse than average (red) the lowest performing third of all the London local authorities.

Newham indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.3

Average ?

Premature mortality

351

Worse than average ?

Qualifications at 19

32.4%

Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

52%

Worse than average ?

Income inequality

1.49

Worse than average ?

Pay inequality

2.53

Better than average ?

Poverty rate

37%

Worse than average ?

Evictions

3.39

Worse than average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.11

Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

55.1%

Worse than average ?

Housing delivery

250

Worse than average ?

Rough sleeping

612

Worse than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

44.52

Worse than average ?

Benefits

7.5%

Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.8%

Worse than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-3pts

Better than average ?

GCSE attainment

65.6%

Better than average ?

No qualifications

8.2%

Worse than average ?