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: Hillingdon 

People

Hillingdon has a population of 299,474, that’s 3.5% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 36.3 years old, that’s 0.4 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 13% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 46% of the residents. 33% of the people living in Hillingdon were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from India and makes up 6% 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 £307,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 22% owning their home outright and a further 33% with a mortgage compared to 28% who rent privately and a further 17% 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 £1,408.

Crime

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

The Area

Hillingdon covers an area of 11,570 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 49% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Hillingdon is below the national average with 73% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £34,283 and for women it is lower at £30,468.  The median income for a household in the borough is £44,950.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 40% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 9% 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 122,486 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.2 cars per household.  Hillingdon is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 13.3% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Hillingdon 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 170.1 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 20% 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: Havering

People

Havering has a population of 251,611, that’s 2.9% of the 8.6 million people living in London

The average age of the population is 40.3 years old, that’s 4.4 years older 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 19% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 16% of the residents. 12% of the people living in Havering were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Ireland and makes up 1% 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 Lithuania.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £250,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 35% owning their home outright and a further 34% with a mortgage compared to 14% who rent privately and a further 17% 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 £1,514.

Crime

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

The Area

Havering covers an area of 11,235 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 59% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Havering is above the national average with 77% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £36,280 and for women it is lower at £28,004.  The median income for a household in the borough is £44,430.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 26% 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 117,634 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.2 cars per household.  Havering 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 Havering 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 159.3 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 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: Harrow

People

There are 250,703 people living in Harrow, that’s 2.9% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 38.1 years old, that’s 2.2 years older than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 21% of the population compared to 15% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 62% of the residents. 51% of the people living in Harrow 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 Kenya. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Poland.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £370,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 34% owning their home outright and a further 33% with a mortgage compared to 25% 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 £1,529.

Crime

The crime rate in Harrow is 50 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84 and is among the lowest in the capital.

The Area

Harrow covers an area of 5,046 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 Harrow is the national average with 74% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £36,766 and for women it is lower at £29,373.  The median income for a household in the borough is £49,060.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 48% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 4% 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 100,326 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.2 cars per household.  Harrow is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 5.1% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Harrow 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 134.2 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 9% 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 7.3 out of 10, which is above average for London.

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Borough Profile: Haringey

People

There are 274,803 people living in Haringey, 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 20% of the population compared to 9% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 38% of the residents. 40% of the people living in Haringey 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 Turkey. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Bulgaria.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £405,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 18% owning their home outright and a further 25% with a mortgage compared to 24% who rent privately and a further 33% 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 £1,479.

Crime

The crime rate in Haringey is 90 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the London average of 84.

The Area

Haringey covers an area of 2,960 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 26% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Haringey is below the national average with 71% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £31,362 and for women it is lower at £29,219.  The median income for a household in the borough is £45,860.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 49% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 9% 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 61,515 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.6 cars per household.  Haringey is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 15.2% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Haringey 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 183.4 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 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: Hammersmith and Fulham 

People

There are 183,354 people living in Hammersmith and Fulham, that’s 2.1% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 35.6 years old, that’s 0.3 years younger than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 17% of the population compared to 10% for the over 65s.

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

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £661,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 19% owning their home outright and a further 22% with a mortgage compared to 33% who rent privately and a further 26% 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 £1,023.

Crime

The crime rate in Hammersmith and Fulham is 113 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the London average of 84 and among the highest in the capital.

The Area

Hammersmith and Fulham covers an area of 1,640 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 19% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Hammersmith and Fulham is above the national average with 78% 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 £62,910.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 68% 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 43,843 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.5 cars per household.  Hammersmith and Fulham is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 24.0% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Hammersmith and Fulham 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 187.4 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 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 7.4 out of 10, which is above average for London.

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