London’s Poverty Profile


Key findings


of the working age population are unemployed, the fourth highest rate in London.


of 11 year olds are obese in Southwark - one of the highest rates of child obesity in London.


attainment for Southwark’s disadvantaged pupils is better than in most London boroughs.


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.

Southwark indicator rankings over time

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Use our interactive map to view all funded projects since 2012.

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