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
Accelerated possession orders allow a landlord to evict tenants based solely on written evidence without a hearing. The number of accelerated possession orders in London more than doubled to 16,000 in 2015/16. There was no increase in the rest of England. #ukhousing pic.twitter.com/EWvf1fBW3T19 Jan 2018
Rates of #overcrowding in London are over twice as high as in the rest of England. This is particularly extreme in BAME communities. 13% of ethnic minority households are overcrowded, compared to 5% of white households. #ukhousing pic.twitter.com/cbEqbKMsFs18 Jan 2018