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Key points

  • Camden is one of the most unaffordable London boroughs for renting and had a slightly lower than average proportion of new homes classified as 'affordable' in the three years to 2013/14.
  • A low proportion of private renters claiming housing benefit (12%) suggests that outside the social rented sector housing costs are a significant barrier to low income residents seeking to move to or stay in Camden.
  • Camden had the lowest rate of homelessness acceptances across London (0.6 per 1,000 households) in 2014. Most unusually, homelessness acceptances fell in Camden between 2009 and 2014, while they rose considerably across the rest of London.
  • Camden has a low proportion of households in temporary accommodation, 4.5 per 1,000 households in March 2015, but a higher than average rate of out of borough homeless placements.
  • Camden also had the lowest rate of landlord evictions (4.8 per 1,000 renting households) in 2014.
  • Camden has one of the lowest rates for low paid residents (16%) of all London boroughs, and the second lowest rate for low paid jobs (11%).

Changes over time compared to London average

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The charts above looks at how Camden has changed over time across a series of indicators compared to the London average.

Key indicators comparing Camden with London averages

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Notes and links

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)


6. Pay among top 20% compared to pay among bottom 20% (2014) (here)
7. Proportion of benefit claimants in the poorest quarter of areas (2014) (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)


18. Proportion of pupils on free school meals not achieving target standard at GCSE in 2013/14 (here)
19. Proportion of 19 year olds lacking level 3 qualification in 2014 (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

Compare Camden's overall performance against other boroughs