Southwark is an inner London borough located on the south of the river Thames. Poverty rates here are close to the London average, with 40% of children judged to be living in households in poverty (compared to 38% in the typical London borough). There is a greater-than-average amount of income deprivation in Southwark, with the average neighbourhood 50% more income deprived than an average neighbourhood in London.
There are slightly higher rates of unemployment and out of work benefit claimants in Southwark at 5.5% of the economically active population and 8.2% of the working age population respectively. However, between 2014/2017 and 2017/2020, the unemployment rate fell sharply (by 2.4 percentage points).
The grid below shows how Southwark compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Southwark is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and green means it is better.