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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:
The City of London and Mayfair are the least densely populated in the darker areas Credit:
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:
Close-up, you can see areas with high rise developments, particularly to the east are densely populated Credit:

Project aims to tackle area's huge unemployment

  • Just 61.2% of Tottenham residents are in employment: among the lowest 10% in England
  • 21.1% of Tottenham residents claim some form of out of work benefits
  • 7.4% of Tottenham residents claim Job Seekers AllowanceL among the 5% highest in England
  • Northumberland Park, the ward where the project is based, has the second highest JSA claim rate in London


Youth unemployment figures in London

According to the latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics there are 177,400 sixteen to twenty-four year-olds who are unemployed in the capital.

The study was carried out in 2012.

Below is a breakdown of the worst affected boroughs in London.

  • Barking and Dagenham: 4,000
  • Barnet: 4,800
  • Bexley: 2,800
  • Brent: 2,900
  • Bromley: 3,200
  • Camden: 2,300
  • Croydon: 7,900
  • Ealing: 6,800
  • Enfield: 5,200
  • Greenwich: 4,500
  • Hackney: 2,000
  • Hammersmith and Fulham: 2,600
  • Haringey: 1,100
  • Harrow: 2,900
  • Havering: 3,400
  • Hillingdon: 3,500
  • Hounslow: 4,700
  • Islington: 3,200
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 1,000
  • Kingston upon Thames: 1,900
  • Lambeth: 6,100
  • Lewisham: 4,900
  • Merton: 2,200
  • Newham: 4,900
  • Redbridge: 2,600
  • Richmond upon Thames: 1,500
  • Southwark: 6,300
  • Sutton: 2,900
  • Tower Hamlets: 3,100
  • Waltham Forest: 4,500
  • Wandsworth: 4,000
  • Westminster: 3,400

London bucks trend for youth unemployment

Job Centre Plus. Credit: Danny Lawson, PA.

London is the only part of the country to experience a drop in long-term youth unemployment over the last two years, according to a report by the Trades Union Congress.

The rest of England has seen an increase of almost 25 percent since the coalition government came to power in 2010.


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