Poverty and inequality data for Wandsworth

Key findings


of 19-year-olds in Wandsworth do not have a Level 3 qualification.


more is paid in Council Tax each year by low-income families in comparison to when Council Tax Benefit was administered nationally.


of jobs in Wandsworth are low-paid


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 percentage of low paid residents is also the joint lowest in London (with Richmond Upon Thames) at 11%. 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.

Wandsworth indicator rankings over time

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