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Key points

  • Haringey had the fourth highest landlord eviction rate (23.6 per 1,000 renting households) in 2014 and the fourth highest rate of overcrowding (16% of households). This is likely to be connected to the fact that it is a relatively unaffordable borough in terms of renting, while a high rate of private renters claiming housing benefit (52%) indicates a high proportion low income households struggling to pay high housing costs.
  • Haringey had the second highest rate of households in temporary accommodation (27.2 per 1,000) in March 2015, although this has fallen significantly over five years (from 40.8 per 1,000). Homelessness acceptances increased over this period (from 4.1 to 6.0 per 1,000 households) and remain above average for London.
  • Haringey had one of the highest rates of out of work benefit recipients (11.6%), though it had an average level of unemployment for 2012 to 2014.
  • Just over a quarter (26%) of residents are low paid, the fifth highest rate among London boroughs.

Changes over time compared to London average

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

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