Wandsworth

Overview

Wandsworth is an inner London borough located in the south west of London that does average to well on most of the indicators measured on London's Poverty Profile. The proportion of people claiming out of work benefits is significantly lower than the London average at 5.6% compared to 7.7%. Both income inequality and hourly pay inequality are also slightly better than London overall.

36% of 19 year olds in Wandsworth are without Level 3 qualifications, compared to 31% for London overall. However, just 4.2% of residents have no qualifications whereas this is 6.7% in London overall. The percentage of pupils achieving grades 9-4 at GCSE is very similar in Wandsworth to the rest of London, at 69.4% and 68.7% respectively. 

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

Wandsworth indicator rankings

Infant mortality

1.9
Better than average ?

No qualifications

No data
Average ?

Premature mortality

318
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

31.0%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

31%
Average ?

Income inequality

0.77
Average ?

Pay inequality

2.86
Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

22%
Average ?

Evictions

1.51
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.37
Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

51.0%
Average ?

Housing delivery

180
Average ?

Rough sleeping

401
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

16.45
Average ?

GCSE attainment

74.6%
Average ?

Benefits

9.7%
Better than average ?

Low pay (resident)

12.0%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

4.6%
Better than average ?