Poverty and inequality data for Sutton
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.