Borough Profile: Richmond upon Thames

People

Richmond upon Thames has a population of 196,602, that’s 2.3% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 38.7 years old, that’s 2.8 years older than the London average. There are more children in the borough than pensioners. Children and young people under 16 make up 21% of the population compared to 15% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 16% of the residents. 24% of the people living in Richmond upon Thames were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Ireland and makes up 2% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from South Africa. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Poland and Italy.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £535,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 31% owning their home outright and a further 38% with a mortgage compared to 22% who rent privately and a further 9% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,582.

Crime

The crime rate in Richmond upon Thames is 56 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84 and is among the lowest in the capital.

The Area

Richmond upon Thames covers an area of 5,741 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 51% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Richmond upon Thames is above the national average with 80% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £42,705 and for women it is lower at £35,018.  The median income for a household in the borough is £76,610.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 70% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 3% have no qualifications and 4% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 84,918 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.1 cars per household.  Richmond upon Thames is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 31.7% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Richmond upon Thames can expect to live until they are 82, for women life expectancy is 86 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 137.4 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 4% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 11% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.5 out of 10, which is above average for London.

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Borough Profile: Redbridge

People

Redbridge has a population of 301,022, that’s 3.5% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 35.7 years old, that’s 0.2 years younger than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 23% of the population compared to 12% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 63% of the residents. 40% of the people living in Redbridge were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from India and makes up 8% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Pakistan. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and India.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £301,500.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 30% owning their home outright and a further 35% with a mortgage compared to 24% who rent privately and a further 11% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,391.

Crime

The crime rate in Redbridge is 70 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84 .

The Area

Redbridge covers an area of 5,642 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 41% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Redbridge is below the national average with 68% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £39,275 and for women it is lower at £30,230.  The median income for a household in the borough is £45,380.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 45% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 10% have no qualifications and 3% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 106,339 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.1 cars per household.  Redbridge is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 9.5% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Redbridge can expect to live until they are 81, for women life expectancy is 85 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 141.9 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 8% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 23% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.3 out of 10, which is above average for London.

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Borough Profile: Merton

People

There are 207,141 people living in Merton, that’s 2.4% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 36.6 years old, that’s 0.7 years older than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 21% of the population compared to 12% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 37% of the residents. 41% of the people living in Merton were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Poland and makes up 4% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Sri Lanka. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Poland and Romania.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £385,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 22% owning their home outright and a further 33% with a mortgage compared to 29% who rent privately and a further 16% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,401.

Crime

The crime rate in Merton is 60 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84 and is among the lowest in the capital.

The Area

Merton covers an area of 3,763 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 35% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Merton is above the national average with 79% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £36,765 and for women it is lower at £30,290.  The median income for a household in the borough is £57,160.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 58% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 5% have no qualifications and 4% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 72,777 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.9 cars per household.  Merton is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 19.4% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Merton can expect to live until they are 80, for women life expectancy is 84 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 161.8 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 6% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 22% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.3 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Newham 

People

There are 337,378 people living in Newham, that’s 3.9% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 31.9 years old, that’s 4years younger than the London average. There are more children in the borough than pensioners. Children and young people under 16 make up 22% of the population compared to 7% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 73% of the residents. 52% of the people living in Newham were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from India and makes up 9% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Bangladesh. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Bulgaria.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £250,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 9% owning their home outright and a further 17% with a mortgage compared to 43% who rent privately and a further 31% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,241.

Crime

The crime rate in Newham is 91 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the London average of 84 .

The Area

Newham covers an area of 3,620 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 24% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Newham is below the national average with 66% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £28,174 and for women it is lower at £24,669.  The median income for a household in the borough is £34,260.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 43% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 11% have no qualifications and 4% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 61,092 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.6 cars per household.  Newham is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 7.1% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Newham can expect to live until they are 79, for women life expectancy is 83 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 193.4 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 8% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 27% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.1 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Lewisham 

People

Lewisham has a population of 299,817, that’s 3.5% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 34.9 years old, that’s 1 year younger than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 21% of the population compared to 9% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 47% of the residents. 31% of the people living in Lewisham were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Jamaica and makes up 4% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Nigeria. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Italy.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £315,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 17% owning their home outright and a further 32% with a mortgage compared to 24% who rent privately and a further 28% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,355.

Crime

The crime rate in Lewisham is 77 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84 .

The Area

Lewisham covers an area of 3,515 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 23% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Lewisham is above the national average with 76% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £32,757 and for women it is lower at £30,151.  The median income for a household in the borough is £43,360.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 53% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 6% have no qualifications and 4% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 76,507 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.7 cars per household.  Lewisham is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 13.1% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Lewisham can expect to live until they are 79, for women life expectancy is 83 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 190.8 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 6% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 24% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.2 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Lambeth 

People

There are 325,455 people living in Lambeth, that’s 3.8% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 34.4 years old, that’s 1.5 years younger than the London average. There are more children in the borough than pensioners. Children and young people under 16 make up 18% of the population compared to 8% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 42% of the residents. 34% of the people living in Lambeth were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Jamaica and makes up 3% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Portugal. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Spain and Italy.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £420,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 11% owning their home outright and a further 25% with a mortgage compared to 34% who rent privately and a further 30% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,239.

Crime

The crime rate in Lambeth is 105 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the London average of 84 and is among the highest in the capital.

The Area

Lambeth covers an area of 2,681 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 17% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Lambeth is above the national average with 79% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £0 and for women it is lower at £30,729.  The median income for a household in the borough is £48,610.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 65% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 6% have no qualifications and 2% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 66,791 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.5 cars per household.  Lambeth is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 20.2% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Lambeth can expect to live until they are 79, for women life expectancy is 83 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 205.0 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 5% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 27% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.1 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Kingston upon Thames

 People

Kingston upon Thames has a population of 173,853, that’s 2.0% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 37.0 years old, that’s 1.1 years older than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 19% of the population compared to 13% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 30% of the residents. 29% of the people living in Kingston upon Thames were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Sri Lanka and makes up 2% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from India. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Bulgaria and Poland.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £385,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 28% owning their home outright and a further 39% with a mortgage compared to 22% who rent privately and a further 11% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,675.

Crime

The crime rate in Kingston upon Thames is 59 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84 and is among the lowest in the capital.

The Area

Kingston upon Thames covers an area of 3,726 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 36% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Kingston upon Thames is above the national average with 74% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £40,000 and for women it is lower at £31,387.  The median income for a household in the borough is £56,920.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 54% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 6% have no qualifications and 4% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 70,421 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.1 cars per household.  Kingston upon Thames is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 21.1% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Kingston upon Thames can expect to live until they are 82, for women life expectancy is 85 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 140.6 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 5% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 16% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.3 out of 10, which is above average for London.

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Borough Profile: Kensington and Chelsea 

People

There are 158,447 people living in Kensington and Chelsea, that’s 1.8% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 39.1 years old, that’s 3.2 years older than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 16% of the population compared to 14% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 30% of the residents. 55% of the people living in Kensington and Chelsea were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from United States and makes up 5% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from France. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Italy and France.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £1,195,000, the highest in London.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 23% owning their home outright and a further 15% with a mortgage compared to 33% who rent privately and a further 29% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,078.

Crime

The crime rate in Kensington and Chelsea is 121 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is among the highest in the capital.

The Area

Kensington and Chelsea covers an area of 1,212 and is the smallest borough, not counting the City of London. The largest is Bromley, which is more than 15,000 hectares.

Some 15% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Kensington and Chelsea is below the national average with 68% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £0 and for women it is lower at £0.  The median income for a household in the borough is £116,350.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 65% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 5% have no qualifications and 4% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 44,536 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.6 cars per household.  Kensington and Chelsea is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 16.2% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Kensington and Chelsea can expect to live until they are 83, for women life expectancy is 86 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 136.3 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 4% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 22% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.6 out of 10, which is above average for London.

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Borough Profile: Islington

People

Islington has a population of 228,397, that’s 2.7% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 34.7 years old, that’s 1.2 years younger than the London average. There are more children in the borough than pensioners. Children and young people under 16 make up 16% of the population compared to 9% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 32% of the residents. 37% of the people living in Islington were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Ireland and makes up 3% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Turkey. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Italy and France.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £530,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 15% owning their home outright and a further 24% with a mortgage compared to 26% who rent privately and a further 35% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,276.

Crime

The crime rate in Islington is 121 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is among the highest in the capital.

The Area

Islington covers an area of 1,486 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 12% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Islington is below the national average with 73% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £39,306 and for women it is lower at £31,995.  The median income for a household in the borough is £54,950.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 63% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 6% have no qualifications and 5% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 38,629 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.4 cars per household.  Islington is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 21.0% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Islington can expect to live until they are 79, for women life expectancy is 84 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 202.8 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 5% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 23% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.2 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Hounslow

People

There are 272,102 people living in Hounslow, that’s 3.2% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 35.7 years old, that’s 0.2 years younger than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 21% of the population compared to 11% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 52% of the residents. 48% of the people living in Hounslow were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from India and makes up 11% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Poland. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Poland.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £319,950.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 26% owning their home outright and a further 27% with a mortgage compared to 28% who rent privately and a further 19% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,375.

Crime

The crime rate in Hounslow is 79 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84.

The Area

Hounslow covers an area of 5,598 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 40% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Hounslow is above the national average with 74% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £0 and for women it is lower at £0.  The median income for a household in the borough is £44,490.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 46% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 7% have no qualifications and 3% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 94,042 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.0 cars per household.  Hounslow is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 15.3% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Hounslow can expect to live until they are 80, for women life expectancy is 84 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 165.8 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 7% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 23% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.3 out of 10, which is above average for London.

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