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Key points

  • Ealing is among the worst half of boroughs for all housing and homelessness indicators, though it is not the very worst in any case. For instance, homelessness acceptances were the fifth highest among London boroughs (6.8 per 1,000 households) in 2014/15.
  • Over the three years to 2014, Ealing had the fourth highest rate of unemployment among London boroughs (8.2%). This is the same as it was in the three years to 2011, whereas it has fallen half a percentage point across London over the same period (from 6.9% to 6.4%).
  • Homelessness acceptances and households in temporary accommodation both grew from the London average to significantly above it over the five years to 2014 and 2015 respectively.
  • Low income working-age residents receiving Council Tax Support have seen their annual income decline by £244 on average as a result of the introduction of a local scheme that cuts support to all working-age claimants. This is the fifth largest cut among London boroughs.

Changes over time compared to London average

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

Key indicators comparing Ealing 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 Ealing's overall performance against other boroughs