Borough Profile: Enfield

People

There are 330,968 people living in Enfield, that’s 3.8% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 36.2 years old, that’s 0.3 years older than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 23% of the population compared to 13% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 42% of the residents. 33% of the people living in Enfield were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Turkey and makes up 5% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Cyprus (Not otherwise specified). 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 36% with a mortgage compared to 21% 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 £1,395.

Crime

The crime rate in Enfield is 69 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84.

The Area

Enfield covers an area of 8,083 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 46% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Enfield is below the national average with 73% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £34,349 and for women it is lower at £27,932.  The median income for a household in the borough is £41,250.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 43% 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 119,653 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.0 cars per household.  Enfield is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 7.9% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Enfield can expect to live until they are 81, for women life expectancy is 84 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 152.0 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 7.3 out of 10, which is below average for London.

Borough Profile: Ealing 

People

There are 348,533 people living in Ealing, that’s 4.1% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 36.1 years old, that’s 0.2 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 12% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 54% of the residents. 46% of the people living in Ealing 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 Poland. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Poland and Romania.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £388,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 20% owning their home outright and a further 30% with a mortgage compared to 35% who rent privately and a further 14% 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 Ealing is 76 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is lower than the London average of 84.

The Area

Ealing covers an area of 5,554 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 Ealing is below the national average with 73% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £30,635 and for women it is lower at £27,834.  The median income for a household in the borough is £45,690.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 50% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 9% 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 112,845 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.9 cars per household.  Ealing is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 13.4% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Ealing can expect to live until they are 81, for women life expectancy is 84 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 163.5 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 below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Croydon

People

There are 383,408 people living in Croydon, that’s 4.5% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 36.9 years old, that’s 1 year older than the London average. The under 16s in the borough outnumber the over 65s. Children and young people under 16 make up 22% of the population compared to 13% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 50% of the residents. 30% of the people living in Croydon were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from India and makes up 4% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Jamaica. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Poland.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £265,000.   Owner occupiers outnumber those who rent with 31% owning their home outright and a further 34% with a mortgage compared to 19% 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 £1,466.

Crime

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

The Area

Croydon covers an area of 8,650 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 37% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.

Work

The employment rate in the Croydon is above the national average with 75% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £34,236 and for women it is lower at £30,330.  The median income for a household in the borough is £45,120.

The workforce is among the less qualified in London with 41% 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 140,049 cars in the borough, which equates to 1.0 cars per household.  Croydon is rated as below average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 6.8% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Croydon 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 178.2 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 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 7.1 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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Borough Profile: Camden 

People

There are 240,595 people living in Camden, that’s 2.8% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 36.2 years old, that’s 0.3 years older than the London average. There are more pensioners in the borough than children. Children and young people under 16 make up 9% of the population compared to 17% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 35% of the residents. 42% of the people living in Camden were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from United States and makes up 3% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Bangladesh. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Italy and France.

Housing

The median house price in the borough is £675,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 19% owning their home outright and a further 15% with a mortgage compared to 32% who rent privately and a further 34% 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 £1,337.

Crime

The crime rate in Camden is 123 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the London average of 84 and among the highest in the capital.

The Area

Camden covers an area of 2,179 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 Camden is below the national average with 69% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £43,357 and for women it is lower at £35,922.  The median income for a household in the borough is £67,990.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 61% 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 46,601 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.5 cars per household.  Camden is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 15.1% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Camden can expect to live until they are 82, for women life expectancy is 87 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 163.8 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 7.1 out of 10, which is below average for London.

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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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The way we spend our cash – more rent, less alcohol, healthier eating

Credit card payment-2The average family in London spends £616.30 per week, £100 more than the national average, and most of the extra money is spent paying housing costs.

The data for household spending from the Office for National Statistics gives an insight in how households live based upon their spending patterns.

Rent is biggest bill each week for London households costing an average of £96.30 before any benefits are taken into account. That’s double the next nearest region, the South East, and 3 times more than households are paying in Scotland.

Households are spending £67.20 a week on transport, but the way that money is spent is different to the rest of the country. As a big city with a bus, tube and rail network London has the lowest level of spending on running a car and the highest on public transport.

The weekly food bill is £63.20 and reveals our eating habits. Households spent £2.90 on chicken compared to £1.80 on beef. And Londoners spend £3.60 a week on fish, more than any other region.

London households appear more health conscious, as they are the only ones in the UK to spend more on fresh fruit (£4.20) than on cakes and biscuits (£3.60).

They also spend less on alcohol and cigarettes. The average household drinks £7.30 worth of alcohol at home, lower than every region except the West Midland, and only the South West is spending less on smoking.

But while Londoners are saving something on booze at home their bar bills are the among the highest in the country. Average weekly spending on alcohol consumed away from home was £9.50, and eating out accounts for £21 per week.

Gambling appears less popular in London than elsewhere in the country. The average household bets £2.00 a week, the lowest of any region. Londoners spend more on books than anyone else, £1.80 a week, or enough to buy a paperback once a month.

Londoners spend £12.60 per household each week on pampering themselves with visits to the hairdresser, toiletries and hair and beauty products. Women spend £9.60 per week or £499.20 a year on clothing, 25% more than men.

Household spending


The ONS uses data from 2012-2104 to calculate regional averages.

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