London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
- One in fifty households in Barnet were living in temporary accommodation in March 2015, higher than the average for London. Barnet used to have a lower than average rate of homelessness acceptances for London, but these have risen from 1.7 to 4.9 per 1,000 households between 2009 and 2014, meaning it is now roughly average.
- The proportion of private renters claiming housing benefit at 39% was higher than the London average of 28%.
- Barnet had a higher landlord eviction rate than the average for London, but lower than average for Outer London, with 18.5 per 1,000 rented households evicted in 2014.
- One in five (20%) residents in Barnet are low paid, about average for London (21%). A similar proportion of local jobs are low paid (21%), which is slightly higher than the London average (17%).
Changes over time compared to London average
The charts above looks at how Barnet has changed over time across a series of indicators compared to the London average.
Key indicators comparing Barnet with London averages
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Poverty and low income benefits
1. Proportion of children estimated to be in low income households (Feb 2013) (here)
2. Proportion of working-age people in receipt of an out-of-work benefit (Nov 2014) (here)
3. Proportion of 0-19 year olds in working families receiving tax credits (2013/14) (here)
4. Annual amount low income households pay in council tax regardless of income (2015/16) (here)
5. Private renting housing benefit claimants as a proportion of private rented households (2013) (here)
Work and low pay
8. Proportion of working-age people unemployed (average for 2012 to 2014) (here)
9. Proportion of employees living in borough earning less than the London Living Wage (average for 2013 to 2014) (here)
10. Proportion of employees working in borough earning less than the London Living Wage (average for 2013 & 2014) (here)
11. Lower quartile rent for 2 bedroom as a proportion of full-time earnings (2014/15) (here)
12. Proportion of net-new homes built available at sub-market price (three years to 2013/14) (here)
13. Landlord evictions in 2014 per 1,000 renting households (here)
14. Proportion of households in overcrowded housing (2011) (here)
15. Households accepted as homeless in 2014/15 per 1,000 households (here)
16. Households in temporary accommodation in March 2015 per 1,000 households (here)
17. Proportion of temporary accommodation placements outside of borough in March 2015 (here)
20. Proportion of working-age adults with a limiting illness or disability (2011) (here)
21. Male life expectancy (average for 2011 to 2013) (here)
22. Proportion of children aged 11 who are obese (2013/14) (here)
23. Conception rate per 1,000 women aged 13 to 15 (average for 2011 to 2013) (here)
Comparisons with all boroughs
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