Bexley

Overview

Bexley is an outer London borough located in the south-east of London. It has a child poverty rate just below the London average of 39%, where 35% of the children in the borough live in households in poverty.

Overall, housing in Bexley is more affordable than in other London boroughs; the rent for an average one-bedroom dwelling in the borough requires 34.4% of the median pre-tax pay in London, compared to 46.4% for the typical London borough. However, the borough lost 60 units of affordable, social, and other discounted housing between 2016/17 and 2018/19.

The grid below shows how Bexley is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all 32 London boroughs and the City of London. Better than average (green) means Bexley is in the top performing third, average (orange) means the middle third, and worse than average (red) the lowest performing third of all the London local authorities.

Bexley indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.0
Average ?

No qualifications

7.3%
Average ?

Premature mortality

314
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

37.7%
Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

32%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.70
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.46
Average ?

Poverty rate

16%
Better than average ?

Evictions

1.99
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.67
Average ?

Housing affordability

34.0%
Better than average ?

Housing delivery

70
Average ?

Rough sleeping

88
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

No data
Average ?

GCSE attainment

75.5%
Average ?

Benefits

10.7%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

21.6%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

4.8%
Average ?