10 January 2012

Tory Hammersmith & Fulham in worst third for child poverty in London

A third of children in Tory Hammersmith & Fulham are living in poverty. Up to half of children live below the poverty line in College Park & Old Oak and Wormholt & White City wards, and almost two in five are living in poverty in North End, Shepherd's Bush Green and Sands End wards.

Overall, H&F has the tenth highest share of children living in poverty of the 33 London councils, with 33% of children living in families below the poverty line. In its triborough partner Westminster the figure is 38% and in Kensington & Chelsea it is 26%.

These shocking figures are revealed in a report just issued by End Child Poverty: see here for the London figures and here to get the full report

Figures for each H&F ward are as follows:

Local Authority: Hammersmith and Fulham
Percentage of children in poverty: 33%

College Park and Old Oak 50%
Wormholt and White City 49%
North End 39%
Shepherd's Bush Green 39%
Sands End 38%
Hammersmith Broadway 36%
Fulham Broadway 35%
Askew 34%
Fulham Reach 29%
Ravenscourt Park 28%
Town 27%
Avonmore and Brook Green 27%
Addison 24%
Munster 19%
Parsons Green and Walham 15%
Palace Riverside 9%

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