Lambeth

Overview

Lambeth is an inner London borough located on the south bank of the River Thames in the centre of London. It’s unemployment rate of 6.2% is above the rate across London of 4.9%. The borough also has a higher proportion (8.4%) of the working-age population on out-of-work benefits, compared to most other London boroughs (the London rate is 7.7%). 

Nearly six in ten (58.5%) of students in Lambeth achieve grades between 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in GCSE English and Maths. This is significantly lower than the London rate of 68.7%. However, overall, only 4.3% of the working-age population has no qualifications whatsoever, which is below the proportion of 6.7% across London. 

The number of premature deaths for those below the age of 75 (375 per 100,000) and the rate of infant mortality (4.8 per 10,000 live births) are above the rates across London (303 and 3.3. respectively).

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

Lambeth indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.3
Worse than average ?

No qualifications

3.7%
Better than average ?

Premature mortality

380
Worse than average ?

Qualifications at 19

38.3%
Worse than average ?

Child poverty rate

43%
Average ?

Income inequality

1.19
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.52
Average ?

Poverty rate

30%
Average ?

Evictions

1.56
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.78
Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

49.1%
Average ?

Housing delivery

190
Average ?

Rough sleeping

581
Worse than average ?

Temporary accommodation

19.98
Average ?

GCSE attainment

71.5%
Average ?

Benefits

14.5%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

16.0%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

6.3%
Average ?