Camden

Overview

Camden is an inner London borough that stretches from the centre of town (the British Museum, Lincoln’s Inn and King’s Cross are all in Camden) to more suburban Hampstead and Highgate. Camden has the second highest pay inequality - behind only Westminster - with earners at the 80th percentile being paid three times more per hour than those at the 20th percentile. Camden also has some of the least affordable homes in London, with the average rent for a one-bedroom dwelling exceeding 60% of median pre-tax pay in London (compared to 46.4% for the typical London borough).

With 4.5% of working-age adults unemployed and 7.5% claiming out of work benefits, the borough is very close to the London average for these measures. 

The grid below shows how Camden 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 Camden 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.

Camden indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.6
Average ?

No qualifications

5.7%
Average ?

Premature mortality

279
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

29.6%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

37%
Average ?

Income inequality

1.18
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.69
Average ?

Poverty rate

32%
Average ?

Evictions

0.75
Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.26
Better than average ?

Housing affordability

54.8%
Average ?

Housing delivery

140
Average ?

Rough sleeping

630
Worse than average ?

Temporary accommodation

4.68
Better than average ?

GCSE attainment

75.3%
Average ?

Benefits

11.1%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

No data
Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.0%
Average ?