London’s Poverty Profile


Key findings


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.


percentage point gap in GCSE attainment between Newham’s disadvantaged school children and those not facing disadvantage. Newham is in the top 4 London boroughs on this issue.


The rankings below show how the borough 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.

Newham indicator rankings over time

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