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Borough’s shocking child poverty stats

PUBLISHED: 18:34 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:32 25 August 2010

MORE than half the children living in one London borough are living in poverty.

MORE than half the children living in one London borough are living in poverty.

Figures released by the charity End Child Poverty revealed 55 per cent of children in Greenwich are living in poverty.

The figures released last Friday show that more than 60 per cent of children in four Greenwich wards live on the brink of poverty.

Woolwich Riverside tops this grim league table with 2,810 children living in struggling families.

Bexley and Bromley both have 30 per cent of children living in or on the brink of poverty.

A spokesperson for the charity said: "Bexley is known as one of the wealthiest London boroughs but pockets of deprivation still exist. Whilst St. Mary's ward has only 15 per cent children living on the brink of poverty, the neighbouring ward of North End has 56 per cent; these young people have significantly worse life chances."

Bromley also follows this trend with Crystal Palace having 64 per cent of children living in poverty while West Wickham only has 13 per cent.


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