Enfield

Overview

Enfield is an outer London borough located in the north of London. It has the fourth-highest pay inequality in London, with earners at the 80th percentile making almost three times (2.96) as much an hour as those at the 20th. Housing affordability is just below the average of London, with the average rent for a one-bedroom dwelling in Enfield representing 44.7% of median pre-tax pay. In London as a whole, this proportion is 46.4%. 

Like many outer London boroughs, relatively few people have been recorded sleeping rough in Enfield, with 206 people known to outreach workers in the borough compared to over 2,757 in Westminster, which has a smaller population. 

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

Enfield indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.5
Average ?

No qualifications

4.5%
Average ?

Premature mortality

315
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

35.8%
Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

37%
Average ?

Income inequality

1.49
Worse than average ?

Pay inequality

2.69
Average ?

Poverty rate

27%
Average ?

Evictions

2.42
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.65
Average ?

Housing affordability

37.8%
Average ?

Housing delivery

100
Average ?

Rough sleeping

326
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

26.29
Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

71.1%
Average ?

Benefits

17.0%
Worse than average ?

Low pay (resident)

28.7%
Worse than average ?

Unemployment rate

6.0%
Average ?