Poverty and inequality data for Wandsworth
more is paid in Council Tax each year by low-income families in comparison to when Council Tax Benefit was administered nationally.
Wandsworth is an inner London borough which performs well on most indicators on this site. At 3.5%, the unemployment ratio is the 2nd lowest in London after Hammersmith & Fulham, and the rate of low pay is also the 2nd lowest at 12.4%, only higher than Richmond. The poverty rate of 21.5% is below the London average, which is 27%.
However, income inequality is relatively high in Wandsworth, where the gap between rich and poor is greater than in 26 out of the other 31 boroughs. Premature mortality is among the worst in London: 728 out of every 100,000 people aged 55-64 year olds die during this period of their life, the fourth highest rate in the capital.
The rankings below show how Wandsworth 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
More working households in London are in poverty than they were a decade ago. The number of adult Londoners in poverty from working families rose from 566,000 to 833,000 between 2005/06 and 2015/16 (a 47% rise). For children, the increase was 303,000 to 477,000 (a 57% rise). pic.twitter.com/gjNTJMVdwQ23 Apr 2018
London’s population is younger than the rest of England’s. London has a lower proportion of people in every age bracket above 45 years than the rest of England. pic.twitter.com/DWQ3g0Gvv822 Apr 2018
Teenagers are the group who are most likely to be leaving Outer London. pic.twitter.com/JBvdqUKKHl21 Apr 2018
More people moved into than out of London every year since 2004/5. But the main driver of London’s population growth is its birth rate being higher than its death rate pic.twitter.com/H4zfLrooIg20 Apr 2018
New @centreforlondon report finds 70% of Londoners have lived here for 10+ years. More on London’s population at: http://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/londons-population-country-birth …19 Apr 2018