Harrow

Overview

Harrow is an outer London borough located in the north-west of London. It has the highest proportion of 19 year olds in London with Level 3 (A levels and equivalents) qualifications with just 25% of 19 year olds in borough not having them, compared to 31% in London overall.

Harrow is one of only two boroughs to have lost affordable, social and other discounted housing, with an average of over 30 more subsidised houses being lost (through redevelopment or Right to Buy, for example) in the borough between 2016-2018 than were created.

At 5.1 per 1,000 live births, Harrow has one of the worst infant mortality rates in London. 

The grid below shows how Harrow is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all London boroughs. Better than average (green) means Harrow 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.

Harrow indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.9
Average ?

No qualifications

No data
Average ?

Premature mortality

253
Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

21.5%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

35%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.82
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.65
Average ?

Poverty rate

23%
Average ?

Evictions

1.79
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.36
Average ?

Housing affordability

39.7%
Average ?

Housing delivery

10
Worse than average ?

Rough sleeping

67
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

13.24
Average ?

GCSE attainment

75.9%
Average ?

Benefits

11.9%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

23.5%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.5%
Average ?