Wandsworth

Overview

Wandsworth is an inner London borough located in the south west of London that does average to well on most of the indicators measured on London's Poverty Profile. The proportion of people claiming out of work benefits is significantly lower than the London average at 5.6% compared to 7.7%. Both income inequality and hourly pay inequality are also slightly better than London overall.

36% of 19 year olds in Wandsworth are without Level 3 qualifications, compared to 31% for London overall. However, just 4.2% of residents have no qualifications whereas this is 6.7% in London overall. The percentage of pupils achieving grades 9-4 at GCSE is very similar in Wandsworth to the rest of London, at 69.4% and 68.7% respectively. 

The grid below shows how Wandsworth compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Wandsworth is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and green means it is better.

Wandsworth indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.4
Better than average ?

Premature mortality

315
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

36.1%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

30%
Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.77
Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.62
Average ?

Poverty rate

22%
Better than average ?

Evictions

1.21
Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.24
Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

43.0
Better than average ?

Housing delivery

180
Worse than average ?

Rough sleeping

203
Average ?

Temporary Accommodation

15.97
Average ?

Benefits

9.1%
Worse than average ?

Unemployment rate

5.2%
Average ?

Unemployment rate change

0.8pts
Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

69.4%
Average ?

No qualifications

4.2
Better than average ?