Westminster

Key findings

38%

of children in Westminster are living in poverty.

271

affordable or shared ownership homes were built in Westminster in the last three years, 12% of all new homes.

66%

of disadvantaged pupils achieve a C or above at GCSE in Maths and English.

Overview

The City of Westminster is an Inner London Borough which also holds city status. Private rent for low earners and income inequality are both very high here – with only Kensington & Chelsea performing worse on both of these indicators. The net gain of only 116 social/affordable homes in Westminster over a three year period is also well below the London average.

Only 15.5% of workers in Westminster are low paid, which is the 5th lowest rate in London. This figure has decreased slightly since 2013, contrary to the increase in low-paid workers across London as a whole. However, because there are so many jobs there, Westminster is also the borough with the largest number of low-paid jobs  

The rankings below show how Westminster 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.


Westminster indicator rankings over time

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