Barnet

Overview

Barnet is an outer London borough located in the north of London. It has slightly higher pay inequality than is typical in London. Within Barnet, those at the 80th percentile earn 2.81 more than those at the 20 percentile. Premature mortality is also below the London average; of the population under 75 years old there are 236 deaths per 10,000 residents in Barnet, whereas across London the average is 303 deaths. 

In terms of qualifications, only 26.4% of the 19-year old residents do not have a level 3 qualification. Compared to the whole of London, students in Barnet also have a relatively high GCSE attainment, with 78.8% of students in the borough achieving grades between 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in English and Maths, compared to 68.7% across the whole of the capital.

The grid below shows how Barnet compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Barnet is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and green means it is better. 

Barnet indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.8
Average ?

No qualifications

7.0%
Average ?

Premature mortality

250
Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

23.4%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

31%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.77
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.63
Average ?

Poverty rate

23%
Average ?

Evictions

1.37
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.63
Average ?

Housing affordability

43.4%
Average ?

Housing delivery

140
Average ?

Rough sleeping

282
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

16.09
Average ?

GCSE attainment

84.0%
Better than average ?

Benefits

12.1%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

19.6%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

8.2%
Worse than average ?