Havering

Overview

Havering is an outer London borough located on London’s eastern border with Essex. At 26%, it has the 5th lowest child poverty rate in London. In common with many other outer London boroughs, very few people are recorded as sleeping rough in Havering, with just 71 known to outreach workers in the borough in 2019/20 compared to over 2,750 in Westminster, a borough with a similar population of around a quarter of a million. 

Fewer 19 year olds in Havering have Level 3 qualifications (the equivalent of A-levels) than any other borough in London. 44% of 19 year olds do not have Level 3 qualifications in Havering, significantly more than in the capital as a whole (31%).

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

Havering indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.7
Average ?

No qualifications

7.0%
Average ?

Premature mortality

323
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

37.0%
Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

34%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.69
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.66
Average ?

Poverty rate

17%
Better than average ?

Evictions

1.45
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.51
Average ?

Housing affordability

34.0%
Better than average ?

Housing delivery

40
Average ?

Rough sleeping

73
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

8.23
Average ?

GCSE attainment

76.1%
Average ?

Benefits

11.5%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

21.6%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

4.5%
Better than average ?