Poverty and inequality data for Southwark
Southwark is an inner London Borough on the south of the Thames. Its poverty rate is 31%, above the London average of 27%, and the unemployment ratio is 6.5% - the 4th highest rate in London. Infant mortality and premature mortality are also above the London average.
20.5% of workers in Southwark are low paid (0.5% less than the London average) but this figure has fallen by 0.95% since 2013. Southwark was one of only three boroughs where the proportion of low-paid workers decreased, alongside Hammersmith & Fulham and Lambeth.
The picture is more positive for housing, with a lower eviction rate that other boroughs and in the top half of London boroughs for the proportion of new homes that were affordable in the past three years.
The rankings below show how Southwark 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
This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
The unemployment ratio in Havering is 4.4%. This is narrowly below the London average of 4.9%, and also below the outer London average of 4.7%. pic.twitter.com/eo0tghrI5Y22 Sep 2018
The gap in GCSE attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students is 28 percentage points in Havering. This is one of the largest gaps in London. pic.twitter.com/SLZnxTZhYf21 Sep 2018
The London boroughs with the highest rates of poverty are: Tower Hamlets (39%) Newham (37%) Hackney (36%) Islington (34%) Haringey (34%) The London boroughs with the lowest rates of poverty are: Bromley (15%) Richmond (15%) Bexley (16%) Sutton (16%) Havering (16%) pic.twitter.com/CTBBjbmmLR21 Sep 2018