London's population and geography
live in London, 13% of the UK's population. London is growing at twice the rate of the UK as a whole.
has a net migration inflow for ages 15 to 29, with an outflow for all older age groups.
These set of indicators explore who lives in London and how it is changing. It sets the context for all the rest of the indicators on this website.
8.8 million people live in London, which is a 16% increase over the last decade, and makes up 13% of the UK population. This growth has been largest in Inner East and South London. There are more than 4 times as many BME people in London (41%) than in the Rest of England (10%).
London also has far higher proportion of residents aged between 25-34, especially in Inner London where they make up 24% of the population. Net migration into London was almost 60,000 in 2014/2015 (including both international and domestic migration) – the highest figure in four years. This data will not reflect any changes in migration, if any, which have resulted from the Brexit referendum.
From our Twitter
London students entitled to Free School Meals are 15 percentage points less likely to attain level 3 qualifications (A Level equivalent) than other students in London. In the rest of the UK, this gap in attainment is 28%. pic.twitter.com/Z4v5q7vSM320 Feb 2018
36% of housing delivered in #Haringey was social housing, affordable housing or shared accomodation in the three years up to 2015/16. This is the 5th highest rate in London. 604 such homes were built during this period, which is the 17th most out of London's 32 boroughs. pic.twitter.com/YaBVggmgog20 Feb 2018
More inner London students from disadvantaged backgrounds went to university than those from non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2015/16. pic.twitter.com/DHAE2XEuiX19 Feb 2018