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Tower Hamlets grants compared to quality of life indicators

Tower Hamlets is not the richest borough in London. Our children have to endure some of the highest rates of poverty in the entire country. As part of the continuing analysis of the manner in which the current Tower Hamlets First administration distributes grants across wards the illustration below shows four key quality of life indicators compared to grant distribution.

These indicators are population, unemployment, child poverty and crime. The orange bar is the highest value of a category.

Tower Hamlets wards - quality of life indicators compared to grants distribution

Tower Hamlets wards – quality of life indicators compared to grants distribution

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You can see the data from which the above illustration was generated below.

Tower Hamlets Grants – quality of life indicators compared to council grants distribution

Ward Population Unemployment Child Poverty Grants Distribution Crime Rate
Bethnal Green North 13,683 12.45 50.28 7.54% 133
Bethnal Green South 14,166 10.43 54.48 11.25% 155
Blackwall and Cubitt Town 19,461 6.50 43.1 7.10% 58
Bow East 14,781 9.90 46.04 1.21% 118
Bow West 12,939 8.43 36.86 1.24% 192
Bromley-by-Bow 14,480 14.95 54.25 2.33% 94
East India and Lansbury 14,859 18.65 51.51 4.42% 109
Limehouse 15,986 11.05 49.41 10.70% 100
Mile End and Globe Town 15,190 8.39 50.56 3.09% 84
Mile End East 13,354 13.87 49.57 5.05% 122
Millwall 23,084 5.01 52.06 0.62% 16
Shadwell 15,110 14.40 40.35 5.44% 94
Spitalfields and Banglatown 10,286 10.79 53.4 12.84% 97
St Dunstan’s and Stepney Green 16,238 11.60 47.14 4.29% 92
St Katharine’s and Wapping 12,411 4.22 43.2 3.59% 55
Weavers 13,206 11.54 49.36 6.99% 218
Whitechapel 14,862 9.22 51.18 12.32% 77

As ever the purpose of this is to provide Tower Hamlets residents with a level of transparency that their council seems incapable of providing. Have a look at the chart and numbers and make your own minds up.

What is apparent from the chart is that while levels of child poverty do not vary greatly from ward to ward 36.86% in Bow West rising to 54.48% in Bethnal Green this is in contrast to the significant variation of grant funds – 12.84% of the monies going to Spitalfields and Banglatown and only 0.62% to Millwall.

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