London Poverty Profile's website has been created by one of the London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute. It uses official data to reveal patterns in poverty and inequality. Explore over 100 indicators through ten thematic topics, by borough, or by population group.
Inner north borough Islington performs well on their overall indicator, particularly when compared to other inner London boroughs located in the East and South of the capital. Low pay, both in terms of jobs and residence, is lower than the London average, standing at 11% and 12% respectively. Unemployment is, again, below the city’s average at 6.3%, and has fallen by 0.6 percentage points since 2009.
The cost of renting is a problem. The average lower quartile monthly rent for a two-bedroom property is the fourth highest in the capital, at £1,603. This represents 77% of lower quartile monthly gross earnings.