Overview of London Boroughs

Borough ratings across key indicators (2022)

The heatmap shows how London boroughs are doing on a suite of poverty and inequality indicators from across the five themes of London’s Poverty Profile. Red cells in the chart show where boroughs are classified as “worse than average”, blue where they are “better than average”, and grey refers to boroughs that are within the average range.

Boroughs have been labelled better or worse than average according to threshold values of one standard deviation above or below the mean of all the borough values. This means the better and worse categories take into account the dispersion of values for that indicator, and only values that are a significant distance from the mean will be selected. Therefore some indicators with very closely dispersed values may only have one or two boroughs in the better/worse categories (for example “Average net affordable, social and discounted housing completions” where just 4 boroughs were categorised as worse than average) whereas others with more widely dispersed values will select more (such as main “GCSE attainment” has 7 worse than average).

Note for “People seen sleeping rough by outreach” Westminster was removed from the standard deviation calculation as the numbers here are so large (2,757) the standard deviation threshold didn’t allow any other boroughs to be included.


To see this data mapped, please click on the relevant theme below: