Bromley

Overview

Bromley is an outer London borough located in south-east London. It has one of the lowest rates of child poverty in London, with 28% of children living in households in poverty, compared to 39% for the typical London borough. It is also one of the boroughs with the most affordable housing, with the rent for an average one-bedroom dwelling in Bromley requiring 34.7% of median pre-tax pay in London. In this respect, Bromley is more like the rest of England - where the figure is 29.9% - than the typical London borough, where it is 46.4%. 

Bromley has pay inequality that is higher than the average borough in London, with earners at the 80th percentile taking home 2.89 as much as those on the 20th percentile. A typical London borough sees earners at the 80th percentile taking home 2.77 as much as those on the 20th percentile.

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

Bromley indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.9
Average ?

No qualifications

4.3%
Average ?

Premature mortality

268
Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

32.0%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

26%
Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.58
Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.74
Average ?

Poverty rate

15%
Better than average ?

Evictions

1.05
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.79
Average ?

Housing affordability

37.8%
Average ?

Housing delivery

30
Average ?

Rough sleeping

54
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

13.16
Average ?

GCSE attainment

78.8%
Average ?

Benefits

9.8%
Better than average ?

Low pay (resident)

19.0%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

4.9%
Average ?