Poverty and inequality data for Newham
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.