Borough Profile: Westminster

People

Westminster has a population of 239,862, that’s 2.8% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 37.6 years old, that’s 1.7 years older than the London average. There are more children in the borough than pensioners. Children and young people under 16 make up 15% of the population compared to 12% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 39% of the residents. 51% of the people living in Westminster were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from United States and makes up 4% 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 £875,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 17% owning their home outright and a further 12% with a mortgage compared to 43% 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 £674.

Crime

The crime rate in Westminster is 212 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is the highest in London by some way.  The London average is 84 per 1,000 residents.  Westminster, which covers the shopping and socialising area of the West End, has large number of visitors.

The Area

Westminster covers an area of 2,149 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 38% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Westminster is below the national average with 66% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £46,820 and for women it is lower at £37,715.  The median income for a household in the borough is £80,760.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 64% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 5% 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 48,810 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.5 cars per household.  Westminster is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 18.4% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Westminster 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 161.5 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 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 7.3 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Wandsworth 

People

Wandsworth has a population of 318,253, that’s 3.7% 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. There are more children in the borough than pensioners. Children and young people under 16 make up 17% of the population compared to 9% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 30% of the residents. 33% of the people living in Wandsworth were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Poland 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 Italy and Spain.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £532,500.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 18% owning their home outright and a further 31% with a mortgage compared to 31% 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 £683.

Crime

The crime rate in Wandsworth is 73 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84 .

The Area

Wandsworth covers an area of 3,426 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 27% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Wandsworth is above the national average with 79% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £42,098 and for women it is lower at £37,146.  The median income for a household in the borough is £66,220.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 66% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 4% 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 89,513 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.7 cars per household.  Wandsworth is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 18.2% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Wandsworth 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 176.6 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 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: Waltham Forest 

People

There are 274,139 people living in Waltham Forest, that’s 3.2% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 34.9 years old, that’s 1 year 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 10% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 50% of the residents. 36% of the people living in Waltham Forest were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Pakistan and makes up 5% 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 Bulgaria.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £320,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 21% owning their home outright and a further 29% with a mortgage compared to 30% 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 £1,447.

Crime

The crime rate in Waltham Forest is 78 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84 .

The Area

Waltham Forest covers an area of 3,881 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 31% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Waltham Forest is below the national average with 73% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £32,574 and for women it is lower at £25,661.  The median income for a household in the borough is £39,460.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 43% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 12% 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 76,217 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.8 cars per household.  Waltham Forest is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 12.8% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Waltham Forest 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 185.3 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 7.2 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Tower Hamlets

 

People

Tower Hamlets has a population of 297,805, that’s 3.5% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 31.3 years old, that’s 4.6 years younger than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 20% of the population compared to 6% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 54% of the residents. 38% of the people living in Tower Hamlets were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Bangladesh and makes up 15% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from India. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Italy and Spain.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £383,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 7% owning their home outright and a further 20% with a mortgage compared to 32% who rent privately and a further 42% 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 £1,181.

Crime

The crime rate in Tower Hamlets is 100 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the London average of 84 and is among the highest in the capital.

The Area

Tower Hamlets covers an area of 1,978 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 15% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Tower Hamlets is below the national average with 70% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £36,638 and for women it is lower at £32,423.  The median income for a household in the borough is £45,720.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 46% 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 43,589 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.4 cars per household.  Tower Hamlets is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 19.3% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Tower Hamlets can expect to live until they are 78, for women life expectancy is 83 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 238.7 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 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 7.2 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Sutton 

People

There are 201,751 people living in Sutton, that’s 2.3% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 38.7 years old, that’s 2.8 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 15% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 25% of the residents. 26% of the people living in Sutton 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 Romania and Bulgaria.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £285,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 26% owning their home outright and a further 42% with a mortgage compared to 21% who rent privately and a further 12% 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 £1,459.

Crime

The crime rate in Sutton 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

Sutton covers an area of 4,385 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 Sutton is above the national average with 78% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £36,251 and for women it is lower at £26,372.  The median income for a household in the borough is £49,170.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 43% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 4% 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 91,266 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.2 cars per household.  Sutton is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 12.5% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Sutton can expect to live until they are 81, for women life expectancy is 83 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 163.2 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 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: Southwark

People

Southwark has a population of 310,642, that’s 3.6% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 34.2 years old, that’s 1.7 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 46% of the residents. 36% of the people living in Southwark 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 Jamaica. 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 10% owning their home outright and a further 26% with a mortgage compared to 26% who rent privately and a further 37% 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 £1,207.

Crime

The crime rate in Southwark is 101 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the London average of 84 and is among the highest in the capital.

The Area

Southwark covers an area of 2,886 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 25% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Southwark is above the national average with 74% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £36,004 and for women it is lower at £32,058.  The median income for a household in the borough is £48,000.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 57% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 8% 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 60,438 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.5 cars per household.  Southwark is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 15.6% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Southwark 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 207.5 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 28% 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: 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: 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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