Redbridge

Overview

Redbridge is a north eastern outer London borough made up of 25% forest and green space. On most of the metrics used for the London Poverty Profile Redbridge is close to London overall. For example, child poverty rates are estimated to be 40%; close to 37% in the typical London borough. The unemployment rate here has been falling faster than London overall standing at 4.5% for the three years to March 2021.

Housing is somewhat more affordable in Redbridge with median rents being 39% of median pre-tax pay in London, compared to 45% for London overall or as much as 69.5% for Kensington and Chelsea. Provision of affordable housing has been lower than many boroughs with an average of 80 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. 79% of pupils gain grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths, and just 26% of 19 year olds lack level 3 qualifications.

The grid below shows how Redbridge compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Redbridge is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and blue means it is better.

Redbridge indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.1
Average ?

Premature mortality

270
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

26.01%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

40%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.91
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.78
Average ?

Poverty rate

25%
Average ?

Evictions

1.88
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.03
Average ?

Housing affordability

38.7
Average ?

Housing delivery

80
Average ?

Rough sleeping

330
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

26.05
Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

79.1%
Average ?

No qualifications

9.3
Worse than average ?

Benefits

14.1%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

4.5%
Average ?

Unemployment rate change

-1.7pts
Average ?