Islington

Overview

Islington is an inner London borough located north of the river Thames. Its rate of child poverty (43%) is above the London average of 39%. Pay inequality for employees that live in Islington is high, with the 80th percentile paid just under 3 times (2.9) more than the 20th percentile (compared to 2.74 across London overall). 

The borough has one of the highest proportions of working-age residents on out-of-work benefits in London, at 13.1% compared to the city average of 12.2%. The borough also performs badly on premature mortality; recording 365 deaths per 100,000 people who are under the age of 75, compared to the London rate of 303. 

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

Islington indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.1
Average ?

No qualifications

6.7%
Average ?

Premature mortality

364
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

31.9%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

43%
Average ?

Income inequality

1.58
Worse than average ?

Pay inequality

2.61
Average ?

Poverty rate

34%
Worse than average ?

Evictions

1.52
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.60
Average ?

Housing affordability

52.9%
Average ?

Housing delivery

120
Average ?

Rough sleeping

388
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

5.80
Better than average ?

GCSE attainment

72.9%
Average ?

Benefits

14.1%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

13.5%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

4.4%
Better than average ?