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Child poverty by ward

Two fifths of #London wards have a #childpoverty rate of at least 25%

  • The map shows that there were high levels of child poverty across the Inner East & South sub-region of London.
  • Two fifths of wards in London have a child poverty rate of 25% or higher.
  • It is worth emphasising that these estimates of child poverty are before housing costs , which make a considerable difference to the levels of poverty in London.
  • Children in poverty using HMRC measure by borough
  • In the last year of data it also experienced the biggest fall in child poverty.

Child poverty by ward

@PovertyLondon: Two fifths of #London wards have a #childpoverty rate of at least 25%

At the local authority level, Tower Hamlets had the highest child poverty rate in the country at 42%. However, in the last year of data it also experienced the biggest fall in child poverty. In fact every London borough saw a fall in the level of child poverty, in line with the national trend, but in other parts of England, such as parts of the North East, child poverty rose.

It is worth emphasising that these estimates of child poverty are before housing costs, which make a considerable difference to the levels of poverty in London. It is also worth noting that child poverty levels fell the most in Inner London, representing part of the shift in the distribution of child poverty with a greater proportion of it being in the Outer boroughs.

Child poverty by ward