Less than 10 miles of concrete sprawl separates the São Paulo neighbourhoods of Jardim Paulista and Jardim Ângela, but that gap grows to almost 24 years in the life expectancy of people living there.
While residents of the central Paulista area can expect to live beyond their 79thbirthday on average, people from Jardim Ângela on the south-western periphery will likely be dead before they are 56.
The stark statistic is found in the Map of Inequality 2017 compiled by Rede Nossa São Paulo. The NGO says not much has changed fundamentally for the city’s 12 million residents since it started collating data for its annual report five years ago. “There has been no significant reduction in inequality or improvement in the quality of life,” said research coordinator Jorge Abrahão.
Residents of the outer districts die younger
Average age of death, by district (2016)
Formal jobs are scarce outside the centre
Number of formal jobs per resident, by district (2015)
Teenage pregnancies are more common in the periphery
Percentage of children born to teenage mothers, by district (2016)
Informal settlements concentrate at the margins
Percentage of households situated in favelas, by district (2016)
Map data were compiled by Rede Nossa São Paulo and sourced from a number of local, regional and national public bodies.
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