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City of London

The City of London (often just called ‘the City’) is the historic heart of the capital and is now one of the world’s leading financial centres. It is not a borough but is instead run by the historic City of London Corporation and is the smallest local authority in London, both in terms of area (just over a square mile) and resident population (8,618 according to 2021's Census). With such a small population, it is not possible to collate many accurate measures of poverty.

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City of London indicator rankings

Living standards

Child poverty rate

Child poverty rate (AHC)

No data

(Data not available)

Income deprivation

Income deprivation (relative to London overall)

0.42

Better compared to all London Boroughs ( 1)

Average compared to England (0.8)

Pay inequality

80:20 ratio of earnings

No data

(Data not available)

Poverty rate

Poverty rate

No data

(Data not available)

People

Infant mortality

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births

No data

(Data not available)

Premature mortality

Deaths of <75 year olds per 100,000

No data

(Data not available)

Qualifications at 19

19 year olds without level 3 qualifications

No data

(Data not available)

Work

Benefits

Out-of-work benefits

5.6%

Better compared to all London Boroughs (12.8%)

Better compared to England (13.1%)

Low pay (resident)

Proportion of borough residents' jobs that are low paid

No data

(Data not available)

Unemployment rate

Unemployment rate

No data

(Data not available)

Unemployment rate change

Unemployment rate 1 year change

No data

(Data not available)

Shared opportunity

GCSE attainment

Percentage of pupils who achieved grade 9-4

No data

(Data not available)

No qualifications

Proportion with no qualifications

No data

(Data not available)

Housing

Evictions

Repossessions per 1,000 households

0.93

Better compared to all London Boroughs (2.42)

Average compared to England (1.51)

Homeless acceptances

Main homelessness duty owed per 1,000 households

0.76

Average compared to all London Boroughs (0.81)

Average compared to England (0.53)

Housing affordability

Median rent as a percentage of median pay

68.3%

Worse compared to all London Boroughs (46.4%)

Worse compared to England (24.9%)

Housing delivery

Average net affordable, social and discounted housing completions

No data

(Data not available)

Rough sleeping

People seen sleeping rough by outreach

482

Average compared to all London Boroughs (219)

(Data not available)

Temporary accommodation

Households in temporary accommodation per 1,000

2.67

Better compared to all London Boroughs (15.99)

Average compared to England (4.07)