Greenwich

Overview

Greenwich is an outer London borough on the south of the river, downstream from central London. It is home to an historic maritime cluster including the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and old Royal Naval College. Students in Greenwich have one of the worst GCSE attainment in London, with 62.3% of students in the borough achieving grades 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in English and Maths at GCSE compared to 68.7% across the whole of the capital. 

Greenwich has seen a large fall in unemployment in recent years. In the period 2014-2017, Greenwich had an unemployment rate of 7.9%. This fell by 2 percentage points to 5.9% in 2017-2020, still above the London average of 4.9%. 

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

Greenwich indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.5
Worse than average ?

No qualifications

4.4%
Average ?

Premature mortality

376
Worse than average ?

Qualifications at 19

38.7%
Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

42%
Average ?

Income inequality

1.26
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.64
Average ?

Poverty rate

26%
Average ?

Evictions

2.96
Worse than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.93
Average ?

Housing affordability

45.3%
Average ?

Housing delivery

200
Average ?

Rough sleeping

213
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

12.75
Average ?

GCSE attainment

70.8%
Worse than average ?

Benefits

15.0%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

18.5%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.8%
Average ?