Table 2 shows the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) and Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (IDAOPI) for Hackney and the City, again revealing much lower levels of relative deprivation on average in the City of London.

The IDACI scores indicate that one third (32%) of children in Hackney and 10% of children in the City live in income-deprived households.  The IDAOPI scores indicate that 43% of older people in Hackney and 9% of older people in the City are living in income-deprived households.

Table 2: IDACI and IDAOPI scores for Hackney and the City of London (2015)

Domain Hackney City of London
Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) 32 10
Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (IDAOPI) 43 9

Source: Derived from the published ‘average score’ statistics for the supplementary indices of the IMD2015 Income Deprivation Domain, IDACI and IDAOPI

Rising rents and changes to LHA mean that those under 35 are finding it increasingly difficult to afford to remain in the borough, as LHA no longer covers the cost of rent for many.

Table 3 shows that there are a higher number of older residents claiming out-of-work benefits than younger residents.

Table 3: Total number of benefit claimants per 1,000 residents (2015)

Number of residents claiming benefits per 1,000 population Hackney City of London
16-24 year olds 81 21
JSA claimants 106 36
ESA claimants 293 81

Source: Department for Work and Pensions, Census output area data on workless benefit claimants: 2015B

Note: Out-of-work benefits include JSA, Incapacity Benefit/ESA, Income Support