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
Bexley delivered fewer new affordable homes than any other borough. Our research from @PovertyLondon is quoted in the @BexleyTimes #ukhousing . http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/bexley-has-fewer-affordable-new-homes-than-any-other-london-borough-according-to-new-research-1-5404224 …22 Feb 2018
Educational improvements have stalled in many areas since 2012/13. pic.twitter.com/krIhHHDv0s22 Feb 2018
Rent for low earners in #Haringey costs 75% of their salary - the 6th most expensive in London. This is measured by comparing lower quartile rent for a two bedroom apartment to a lower quartile worker's salary. #Ukhousing pic.twitter.com/rIGFqvAmaS22 Feb 2018