Poverty and inequality data for Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest is a north east outer London borough, which performs in line with London averages on many indicators. The poverty rate of 28% is slightly above the London average of 27%, and unemployment ratio is also narrowly above the London average (5.1% compared to 4.9%). However, it is among the worst-performing boroughs for the proportion of the population accepted as homeless (and in priority need) by the council and placed in temporary accommodation outside the London.
On the positive side, income inequality is lower than every other borough except Barking & Dagenham and Newham though. However, 27.7% of workers are low paid in Waltham Forest, which is significantly above the London average of 21%
The rankings below show how Waltham Forest 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.
From our Twitter
This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
The Infant Mortality rate in Newham is 3.3 per 1,000 live births – close to the Outer London average. pic.twitter.com/kSfmuSwWMh16 Dec 2018
The GCSE attainment gap (the difference between the proportion of disadvantaged pupils and other pupils achieving a C or above in Maths and English) is 13% in Newham. This is the 4th smallest gap of any London borough. pic.twitter.com/xlcR3um28r15 Dec 2018
22% of 16-24 year old employees in London are in insecure work. The next highest rate is 9% for both 25-29 and 30-34 year olds. pic.twitter.com/Xa4VFIUzBQ14 Dec 2018