Newham is a borough in the Inner East of London, which experiences significant problems with poverty and inequality. Half of children (50%) are judged to be in households in poverty, compared to 39% in the typical London borough. Unemployment and out-of-work benefits claimant rates are not much higher than London averages however, suggesting issues here relate to in-work poverty.
The rate of households in temporary accommodation in Newham is the highest in London with 48 per 1,000 contrasting against 17 per 1,000 in London overall. Evictions are also the highest in Newham of any London boroughs running at 3.2 per 1,000 households compared to 1.7 for London overall.
The grid below shows how Newham compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Newham is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and blue means it is better.