Located in North London, Haringey is a borough with the highest poverty rates in London, having more than a third of the residents living in poverty (33.8%). 26% of workers do not earn a living wage, which is also above the London average of 21%. 3/5 Londoners in poverty are part of a family that has at least one working member (58%). An increasing amount of income in middle-income households with children now comes from benefits and tax credits (currently 30%, up from 22% 20 years ago).
Northumberland Park is situated in the north east of Haringey. It has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country with around 3,000 households living in temporary accommodation.
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Of all Inner London boroughs, Haringey has the largest proportion that are earning below the London Living wage (32%). The proportion of residents earning below the London Living wage has increased by a third since 2010 (33%). Jobs density in Haringey is relatively low, while the unemployment rate is the 6th highest in London. Wages in Haringey are lower than average. Median hourly pay in Haringey is 19% below the London average; we also have the largest proportion of residents earning below the London Living Wage of all Inner London boroughs.
In Year 6, 23.4% (569) of children are classified as obese, worse than the average for England. The rate of alcohol-specific hospital stays among those under 18 was 26.6*, better than the average for England. This represents 15 stays per year. Levels of teenage pregnancy are worse than the England average. Levels of GCSE attainment, breastfeeding and smoking at time of delivery are better than the England average.
In 2012, 18.8% of adults are classified as obese, better than the average for England. The rate of alcohol related harm hospital stays was 653*. This represents 1,290 stays per year. The rate of self-harm hospital stays was 94.1*, better than the average for England. This
represents 247 stays per year. The rate of smoking related deaths was 288*. This represents 212 deaths per year. Estimated levels of adult physical activity are better than the England average. Rates of sexually transmitted infections and TB are worse than average.
Haringey has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Within Northumberland Park, a high proportion of residents are employed in low level jobs or are receiving benefits.