Poverty and inequality data for Sutton

Key findings


of jobs in Sutton are low-paid.


obesity in Sutton is below the England average.


of households in temporary accommodation in Sutton were placed outside the borough.


Sutton is an outer London Borough in the south of the capital. The poverty rate here is only 16.3% – the 4th lowest in London – and the child poverty rate is only higher than Kingston and Richmond. Unemployment is also low in Sutton, at 3.9%, compared to the London average of 4.9%.

The proportion of working residents who are low-paid is 21%, which is slightly below the London average (22%).   

The rankings below show how Sutton 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.

Sutton indicator rankings over time

View borough comparison

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

View funding map

From our Twitter