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Islington

Key points

  • Islington had one of the highest child poverty rates in London (38%).
  • Islington had one of the highest rates of out of work benefit recipients (12.2%), which may partly be explained by a high proportion of residents with a disability (13%).
  • A low proportion of residents in Islington were low paid (12%) and as were a low proportion of jobs (11%) compared to the rest of London.
  • In addition, only a small proportion of private renters were claiming housing benefit (12%). Taken together with the previous bullet points, this suggests that the London-wide story of substantial and growing in-work poverty and poverty in the private rented sector is less applicable to Islington.
  • Under-attainment at GCSE level among pupils receiving free school meals was the third lowestt of London boroughs (45% lacked 5 A*-C GCSEs or equivalent), but the proportion of 19 year olds lacking qualifications was the fifth highest (43% lacked a Level 3 qualification).

Changes over time compared to London average

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

Key indicators comparing Islington 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)

Inequality

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)

Housing

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)

Homelessness

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)

Education

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)

Health

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 Islington's overall performance against other boroughs