Redbridge

Overview

Redbridge is a north eastern outer London borough made up of 25% forest and green space. On most of the metrics used for the London Poverty Profile, Redbridge is close to London's average. For example, child poverty rates are estimated to be 41%; close to 39% in the typical London borough. The unemployment rate here has been falling in parallel with London overall to stand at 5.4% for the three years to September 2020.

Housing is somewhat more affordable in Redbridge with median rents being 40% of median pre-tax pay in London, compared to 46% for London overall or as much as 64% for Kensington and Chelsea. Provision of affordable housing has been lower than many boroughs with an average of 60 affordable, social and discounted housing completions over the last three years. The majority of boroughs were providing more than 110 per year.

Compared to other London boroughs (and the rest of England), educational outcomes are good in Redbridge. 77% of pupils gain grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths..

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

Redbridge indicator rankings

Infant mortality

2.8
Average ?

No qualifications

7.4%
Average ?

Premature mortality

298
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

22.1%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

40%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.91
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.66
Average ?

Poverty rate

25%
Average ?

Evictions

1.88
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.87
Average ?

Housing affordability

39.7%
Average ?

Housing delivery

80
Average ?

Rough sleeping

380
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

26.05
Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

79.5%
Average ?

Benefits

13.0%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

23.0%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

6.6%
Average ?