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Tower Hamlets sees biggest demographic change

The biggest changes have been in Inner East London.

Tower Hamlets - where Canary Wharf has boomed, 1st on every indicator, highest population change at 28.8%, highest employment change at 50% and highest population density with 324 residents per hectare.

The pressures for growth in London are so high that there is little surburban decline in population terms, although employment has been declining significantly in outer London.

– Duncan Smith, citygeographics.org

Maps highlight changes in employment across London

The census data has also been used to show changes in where people are working around London. The brighter the colour, the greater the change of employment density.

Map showing changes in emplyment density in London comparing census data from 2001 and 2011 Credit: luminocitymap.org
The greatest concentration of employment growth has been around London's West End Credit: luminocitymap.org
There has also been a surge in employment around Docklands Credit: luminocitymap.org
Looking further west, areas around Hammersmith are also glowing, indicating a rising area of employment Credit: luminocitymap.org

Maps highlight dramatic changes in London's population

A new series of maps have been published showing the dramatic changes in London's population density. The maps have been compiled using census data from 2001 and 2011. The brighter the colour, the greater the change.

Map showing changes in population density Credit: luminocitymap.org
The City of London and Mayfair are the least densely populated in the darker areas Credit: luminocitymap.org
The black strip shows the Lower Lea Valley. When census data from 2021 is added, this is likely to light up as population grows Credit: luminocitymap.org
Close-up, you can see areas with high rise developments, particularly to the east are densely populated Credit: luminocitymap.org

How to cope with London's population explosion

London's population to increase by another million by 2036 Credit: PA News, Mike Stephens/in.

There will be a million more Londoners by 2036 if the capital's population continues to grow at the current rate. Today members of the London Assembly will be hearing from experts on the measures that need to be in place to provide for the needs of the expanding population.

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