Borough ratings across key indicators (2023 Q4)
This heatmap compares London’s 32 boroughs across different poverty and inequality indicators. Pink cells in the chart show where boroughs are classified as “worse than average”, green where they are “better than average”, and light grey shows boroughs that are within the average range. Click on each borough to explore it in more depth.
How is this calculated?
Boroughs have been labelled better or worse than average according to threshold values of one standard deviation above or below the mean of all the borough values. This means the better and worse categories take into account the dispersion of values for that indicator, and only values that are a significant distance from the mean will be selected. Therefore some indicators with very closely dispersed values may only have one or two boroughs in the better/worse categories (for example “housing affordability” where just four boroughs are categorised as worse than average) whereas others with more widely dispersed values will select more (such as main “GCSE attainment” where seven are worse than average).
Note for “people seen sleeping rough by outreach”, Westminster was removed from the standard deviation calculation as the numbers in this borough are so large (2,757) that the standard deviation threshold didn’t allow any other boroughs to be included.