Sutton

Overview

Sutton is an outer London borough located in the south of London. It has one of the lowest poverty rates in London (16% compared to 28% in an average London borough). However, it is one of the few boroughs to have seen a slight increase in unemployment rates (0.2 percentage points to 5.2%) between 2014/2017 and 2017/2020. 

Sutton has the highest proportion of pupils achieving GCSE grades 9-4 of all the London boroughs at 80%, compared to 69% in London overall. 

There has been no increase in the number of social and affordable housing in Sutton between 2016/17 and 2018/19.

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

Sutton indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.1
Worse than average ?

No qualifications

5.4%
Average ?

Premature mortality

300
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

27.3%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

29%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.63
Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.32
Better than average ?

Poverty rate

16%
Better than average ?

Evictions

0.99
Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.58
Average ?

Housing affordability

34.9%
Better than average ?

Housing delivery

20
Worse than average ?

Rough sleeping

18
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

9.86
Average ?

GCSE attainment

84.8%
Better than average ?

Benefits

10.8%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

20.8%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

5.5%
Average ?