Newham

Overview

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.

Newham indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.1
Worse than average ?

No qualifications

6.0%
Average ?

Premature mortality

385
Worse than average ?

Qualifications at 19

29.2%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

50%
Worse than average ?

Income inequality

1.49
Worse than average ?

Pay inequality

2.50
Average ?

Poverty rate

37%
Worse than average ?

Evictions

3.39
Worse than average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.80
Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

50.1%
Average ?

Housing delivery

80
Average ?

Rough sleeping

578
Worse than average ?

Temporary accommodation

49.36
Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

74.3%
Average ?

Benefits

16.7%
Worse than average ?

Low pay (resident)

24.5%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.2%
Average ?