of London's children live below the poverty line. This is a higher proportion than any other age group.
of London's homeless households in temporary accommodation contain children. This equates to 45,000 children.
Children are more likely to be in poverty than adults in London, with child poverty at 37%, compared to 24% for working age adults, and 19% for pensioners. This figure has dropped slightly over the last decade. Nearly 5 out of every 6 homeless households living in temporary accommodation contain or expect children, reflecting the impact of high housing costs in the private rented sector on young Londoners.
More positively for the capital, London’s children are outperforming children in the Rest of England regardless of their ethnicity, whether or not English is their first language, and whether or not they have a disability. 60% of children in London achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, compared to 53% across the rest of England. The attainment gap, which measures the difference in performance between disadvantaged children and their wider peer group, is much lower in London than in the Rest of England as well.
Overall Benefit Cap
GCSE attainment over time
GCSE attainment and disadvantage
GCSE attainment and demography
Temporary accommodation over time
Poverty by age
From our Twitter
London students entitled to Free School Meals are 15 percentage points less likely to attain level 3 qualifications (A Level equivalent) than other students in London. In the rest of the UK, this gap in attainment is 28%. pic.twitter.com/Z4v5q7vSM320 Feb 2018
36% of housing delivered in #Haringey was social housing, affordable housing or shared accomodation in the three years up to 2015/16. This is the 5th highest rate in London. 604 such homes were built during this period, which is the 17th most out of London's 32 boroughs. pic.twitter.com/YaBVggmgog20 Feb 2018
More inner London students from disadvantaged backgrounds went to university than those from non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2015/16. pic.twitter.com/DHAE2XEuiX19 Feb 2018