Poverty and inequality data for Redbridge
Redbridge is a north eastern outer London borough made up of 25% forest and green space. On most of the metrics used for the LPP Redbridge is close to London overall. For example, child poverty rates are estimated to be 37%; very close to 38% in the typical London borough. The unemployment rate here has been falling in parallel with London overall to stand at 5.3% for the three years to September 2019.
Housing is somewhat more affordable in Redbridge with median rents being 40% of median pre-tax pay in London, compared to 50% for London overall or as much as 64% for Kensington and Chelsea. Provision of affordable housing has been lower than many boroughs with an average of 60 affordable, social and discounted housing completions over the last three years. The majority of boroughs were providing more than 110 per year.
Compared to other London boroughs (and the rest of England), educational outcomes are good in Redbridge. GCSE attainment finds 74% of pupils gaining grades 9-4, and just 27% of 19 year olds are without level 3 qualifications.
The grid below shows how Redbridge 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 Redbirdge 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.