Sutton

Poverty and inequality data for Sutton

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

Sutton is an outer London borough located in the south of London. It has one of the lowest child poverty rates in London (21% compared to 38% in the typical London borough). However, it is one of the few boroughs to have seen a slight increase in unemployment rates (0.5 percentage points to 5.1%) between 2013/2016 and 2016/2019.

Sutton has the highest proportion of pupils achieving GCSE grades 9-4 of all the London boroughs at 80%, compared to 68% in London overall. It also has the lowest proportion of residents with no qualifications (3% compared to 7% in London overall).

The grid below shows how Sutton 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 Sutton 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.

Sutton indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.5

Worse than average ?

Premature mortality

291

Average ?

Qualifications at 19

28.1%

Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

21%

Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.63

Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.53

Better than average ?

Poverty rate

16%

Better than average ?

Evictions

0.99

Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.68

Average ?

Housing affordability

37.5%

Better than average ?

Housing delivery

0

Better than average ?

Rough sleeping

49

Better than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

7.44

Better than average ?

Benefits

5.8%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

5.1%

Average ?

Unemployment rate change

0.5pts

Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

79.7%

Worse than average ?

No qualifications

5.1%

Better than average ?