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Key points

  • More than half (63%) of young people who receive Free School Meals (FSM) do not gain 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C, or their equivalent. This compares to 54% of FSM young people across London. Correspondingly, the proportion of 19 year olds with no Level 2 or 3 qualifications in Hillingdon is higher than average, at 40% compared to 36% across London.
  • Homelessness acceptances have fallen in Hillingdon in recent years, from 4.7 per 1,000 households in 2009 to 2.7 in 2014. This contrasts with the trend in London overall.
  • Pay inequality is higher than average for an Outer London borough. Comparing pay among the top 20% of full-time jobs to pay among the bottom 20%, the pay ratio was 2.9. The 80:20 pay ratio for Outer London was 2.6.
  • Low income working-age households receiving Council Tax Support in Hillingdon are facing the second largest cut in support across London. The average hit to these families is £253, compared to an average of £177 for London.

Changes over time compared to London average

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

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