Merton is an outer London borough located in south London. It has a relatively low rate of children who are living in households in poverty (37%, compared to the 39% in the typical London borough).
Merton has a GCSE attainment rate very similar to the London average, with the borough seeing 68.8% of students gaining good GCSEs compared to 68.7% in the capital overall.
The grid below shows how Merton compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Merton is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and blue means it is better.