Borough Profile: Bromley 

People

Bromley has a population of 326,560, that’s 3.8% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 40.1 years old, that’s 4.2 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 12% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 19% of the residents. 17% of the people living in Bromley were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from India and makes up 1% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Ireland. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Italy.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £335,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 38% owning their home outright and a further 35% with a mortgage compared to 14% who rent privately and a further 13% 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 £1,325.

Crime

The crime rate in Bromley is 64 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84.

The Area

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

Some 58% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Bromley is above the national average with 75% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £42,487 and for women it is lower at £32,604.  The median income for a household in the borough is £55,140.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 47% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 4% 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 153,908 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.2 cars per household.  Bromley is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 12.2% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Bromley 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 148.5 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 17% 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: Brent 

People

There are 328,568 people living in Brent, that’s 3.8% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 35.5 years old, that’s 0.4 years younger than the London average. There are more children in the borough than pensioners. Children and young people under 16 make up 20% of the population compared to 18% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 65% of the residents. 56% of the people living in Brent 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 Poland. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Italy.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £385,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 22% owning their home outright and a further 23% with a mortgage compared to 35% who rent privately and a further 20% 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 £1,354.

Crime

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

The Area

Brent covers an area of 4,323 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 22% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Brent is below the national average with 70% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £31,111 and for women it is lower at £27,830.  The median income for a household in the borough is £39,630.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 45% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 6% 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 87,802 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.8 cars per household.  Brent is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 11.7% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Brent can expect to live until they are 80, for women life expectancy is 85 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 169.4 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 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 7.3 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Bexley 

People

There are 243,303 people living in Bexley, that’s 2.8% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 38.9 years old, that’s 3 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 11% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 21% of the residents. 16% of the people living in Bexley were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Nigeria and makes up 3% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from India. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Nigeria.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £250,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 38% owning their home outright and a further 35% with a mortgage compared to 11% who rent privately and a further 15% 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 £1,446.

Crime

crime rate in Bexley is 52 crimes per 1,000 residents which is lower than the London average of 84 and is among the lowest in the capital.

The Area

Bexley covers an area of 6,058 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 32% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Bexley is above the national average with 75% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £35,729 and for women it is lower at £25,821.  The median income for a household in the borough is £44,430.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 34% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 11% 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 108,507 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.2 cars per household.  Bexley is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 9.2% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Bexley 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 164.3 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 21% 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 7.4 out of 10, which is above average for London.

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Borough Profile: Barnet 

People

There are 385,108 people living in Barnet, that’s 4.5% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 37.2 years old, that’s 1.3 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 17% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 39% of the residents. 36% of the people living in Barnet were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from India and makes up 3% 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 £400,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 32% owning their home outright and a further 25% with a mortgage compared to 31% 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 £1,397.

Crime

The crime rate in Barnet is 63 crimes per 1,000 residents which is lower than the London average of 84.

The Area

Barnet covers an area of 8,675 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 Barnet is below the national average with 69% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £36,888 and for women it is lower at £30,385.  The median income for a household in the borough is £54,530.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 49% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 5% 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 144,717 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.1 cars per household.  Barnet is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 12.1% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Barnet 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 133.8 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 18% 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: Barking and Dagenham

People

There are 205,773 people living in Barking and Dagenham, that’s 2.4% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 32.9 years old, that’s 3 years younger 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 14% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 50% of the residents. 37% of the people living in Barking and Dagenham were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Nigeria and makes up 5% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from India. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Bulgaria.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £215,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 16% owning their home outright and a further 27% with a mortgage compared to 20% who rent privately and a further 36% 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 £1,332.

Crime

The crime rate in Barking and Dagenham is 83 crimes per 1,000 residents which is a fraction lower than the London average of 84.

The Area

Barking and Dagenham covers an area of 3,611 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 34% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Barking and Dagenham is below the national average with 66% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £29,826 and for women it is lower at £25,215.  The median income for a household in the borough is £34,080.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 32% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 11% have no qualifications and 6% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).

Transport

There are 56,966 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.8 cars per household.  Barking and Dagenham is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 6.5% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Barking and Dagenham can expect to live until they are 78, for women life expectancy is 82 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 227.6 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 25% 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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Diabetes in Westminster

The number of people with diabetes in Westminster will rise by 7,412 in the next 20 years. While the borough will continue to have one of the lowest rates in London, the extra numbers will place huge pressure on local health services, according to Public Health England.

There are currently 16,901 people with diabetes in the borough, up by 462 on last year. Some 8.2% of all the people living in Westminster have the condition, which is below the national rate of 8.6%. But forecasts by PHE, a government agency, show that by 2020 the rate will have gone up to 8.5% and in 2035 will hit 9.8%.

Diabetes 2035

The agency based its predictions on health surveys carried out over three years and focused on people over the age of 16. PHE says that around 90% of the new cases will be Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by lifestyle factors and linked to obesity. It says these cases are preventable and tackling the problem is fundamental to the future of the health service.

The increased prevalence of the condition coincides with a rise in the population of the capital in the coming decades. There will be 895,489 diabetes sufferers across London’s 33 boroughs by 2035, and 2.7% of them will live in Westminster .

Diabetes is caused by the inability of the body to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. It is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Sufferers may also develop kidney disease and foot ulcers, which can lead to amputation.

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Diabetes in Wandsworth

Wandsworth has one of the lowest rates of diabetes in London but the number of sufferers will go up by 6,391 in the next 20 years, placing pressure on local health services, according to Public Health England.

There are currently 18,620 people with diabetes in the borough, up by 308 on last year. Some 7.1% of all the people living in Wandsworth have the condition, which is below the national rate of 8.6%. But forecasts by PHE, a government agency, show that by 2020 the rate will have gone up to 7.3% and in 2035 will hit 8.3%.

Diabetes 2035

The agency based its predictions on health surveys carried out over three years and focused on people over the age of 16. PHE says that around 90% of the new cases will be Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by lifestyle factors and linked to obesity. It says these cases are preventable and tackling the problem is fundamental to the future of the health service.

The increased prevalence of the condition coincides with a rise in the population of the capital in the coming decades. There will be 895,489 diabetes sufferers across London’s 33 boroughs by 2035, and 2.8% of them will live in Wandsworth .

Diabetes is caused by the inability of the body to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. It is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Sufferers may also develop kidney disease and foot ulcers, which can lead to amputation.

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Diabetes in Waltham Forest

The number of people with diabetes in Waltham Forest will rise by 9,158 in the next 20 years, placing huge pressure on local health services, according to Public Health England.

There are currently 21,954 people with diabetesin the area, up by 383 on last year. Some 10.2% of all the people living in Waltham Forest have the condition, which is above the national rate of 8.6%. But forecasts by PHE, a government agency, show that by 2020 the rate will have gone up to 10.5% and in 2035 will hit 11.9%.

Diabetes 2035

The agency based its predictions on health surveys carried out over three years and focused on people over the age of 16. PHE says that around 90% of the new cases will be Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by lifestyle factors and linked to obesity. It says these cases are preventable and tackling the problem is fundamental to the future of the health service.

The increased prevalence of the condition coincides with a rise in the population of the capital in the coming decades. There will be 895,489 diabetes sufferers across London’s 33 boroughs by 2035, and 3.5% of them will live in Waltham Forest .

Diabetes is caused by the inability of the body to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. It is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Sufferers may also develop kidney disease and foot ulcers, which can lead to amputation.

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Diabetes in Tower Hamlets

The number of people with diabetes in Tower Hamlets will rise by 13,562 in the next 20 years, placing huge pressure on local health services, according to Public Health England.

There are currently 20,052 sufferers in the area, up by 655 on last year. That’s 8.3% of all the people living in Tower Hamlets , which is below the national rate of 8.6%. But forecasts by PHE, a government agency, show that by 2020 the rate will have gone up to 8.6% and in 2035 will hit 10.3%.

Diabetes 2035

The agency based its predictions on health surveys carried out over three years and focused on people over the age of 16. PHE says that around 90% of the new cases will be Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by lifestyle factors and linked to obesity. It says these cases are preventable and tackling the problem is fundamental to the future of the health service.

The increased prevalence of the condition coincides with a rise in the population of the capital in the coming decades. There will be 895,489 diabetes sufferers in London’s 33 boroughs by 2035, and 3.8% of them will live in Tower Hamlets .

Diabetes is caused by the inability of the body to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. It is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Sufferers may also develop kidney disease and foot ulcers, which can lead to amputation.

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Diabetes in Sutton

Sutton has one of the lowest rates of diabetes in London but the number of sufferers will go up by 4,933 in the next 20 years, placing pressure on local health services, according to Public Health England.

There are currently 12,763 people with diabetes in the area, up by 279 on last year. Some 7.9% of all the people living in Sutton have the condition, which is below the national rate of 8.6%. But forecasts by PHE, a government agency, show that by 2020 the rate will have gone up to 8.1% and in 2035 will hit 9%.

Diabetes 2035

The agency based its predictions on health surveys carried out over three years and focused on people over the age of 16. PHE says that around 90% of the new cases will be Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by lifestyle factors and linked to obesity. It says these cases are preventable and tackling the problem is fundamental to the future of the health service.

The increased prevalence of the condition coincides with a rise in the population of the capital in the coming decades. There will be 895,489 diabetes sufferers across London’s 33 boroughs by 2035, and 2.0% of them will live in Sutton .

Diabetes is caused by the inability of the body to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. It is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Sufferers may also develop kidney disease and foot ulcers, which can lead to amputation.

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