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Waltham Forest

Key points

  • Homelessness acceptances increased significantly in Waltham Forest over the five years to 2014 and Waltham Forest now has the highest rate in London (10 per 1,000 households).
  • The number of households in temporary accommodation increased faster than the rest of London over the five years to 2015, from 13.5 to 19 per 1,000 households. Over half of homeless placements are to temporary accommodation outside Walthamstow (56%).
  • Waltham Forest had one of the highest rates of landlord possession orders across London in 2014, having doubled from an average of 11 per 1,000 rented households in 2009 to 23 per 1,000 rented households five years later.
  • Waltham Forest has the second highest rate of jobs that are low paid across London (35%) and the third highest rate of residents that are low paid (27%).

Changes over time compared to London average

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

Key indicators comparing Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest's overall performance against other boroughs