Income and Poverty

Demography and deprivation in Southwark and Tower Hamlets

Commissioned by: Wakefield and Tetley Trust

  • Published 6th Sep 2016
  • Authors: Theo Barry Born,
  • Category: Income and Poverty

This paper uses statistics to describe demographics, housing, education, employment, poverty and deprivation across and within Southwark, Tower Hamlets, and the City of London.

The first half of the paper focuses on comparisons between the boroughs of Southwark and Tower Hamlets and with London and national averages. The second half takes a closer look at the local level, including some statistics on City of London as well as wards in Southwark and Tower Hamlets.

The paper was commissioned by for the Wakefield and Tetley Trust, which provides grants to organisations working in the London Boroughs of the City of London, Southwark and Tower Hamlets that are working to improve the lives of people and communities experiencing disadvantage. It is written by the New Policy Institute (NPI), a think tank with expertise on a range of social and economic issues including poverty in London and across the UK, housing and social security.