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A picture of Islington

Islington is one of the most unequal places in the UK. The population of Islington is living longer, increasing and is constantly changing. 9% of the population a year move in and out of the borough.

We recognise that, for many people, Islington is a vibrant inner London borough with world class opportunities. But there is poverty and inequality here, and we work to make lives better for all Islington residents.

Poverty and inequality

Islington is the 5th most deprived London borough and the 26th most deprived area in England (out of 326). Islington is one of the most unequal places in the UK with average house prices similar to boroughs like Richmond (275th most deprived).

Health

Life expectancy for men is one of the lowest in London.  We have the highest number of residents with serious mental health issues in the country and the highest levels of depression in England.

Children and young people

Educational achievement is improving and is now the national average. We have the third highest level of child poverty in the country with 38% of children, over 16,500 children, living in poverty.  A third of children live in overcrowded conditions.

Space

Islington has the least open space of any borough in the country (aside from the City of London).