London Statistics

 In England, Europe, London

London Statistics. London In Numbers

Housing Gap

  • There has been an increase of 540,000 households in London over ten years but only 430,000 new homes built.

London Overground

  • There are 83 stations on the London Overground.

The Tube

  • There are 270 stations on London’s tube network covering a total route of 402km (250 miles).

London’s busiest station

  • Waterloo is London’s busiest railway station with around 82 million passengers per year.

Cost of services

  • Between them, London’s 33 councils will spend about £15.6 billion on providing services such as education, public health, social care, waste management, housing and culture in 2013/14

Population of London

Population  2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
London  7,825 Million 8.3 Million 8.41 Million 8.5 Million 8.674 Million 8.788 million

Business Districts

London has five major business districts: the City, Westminster, Canary Wharf, Camden & Islington and Lambeth & Southwark.

Business District Office Space m2  Business Concentration
City of London 7,740,000 Finance, broking, insurance, legal, fund managers, banking
Westminster 5,780,000 Head offices, real estate, private banking, hedge funds, government
Camden & Islington 2,294,000 Creative industries, finance, design, art, fashion, architecture, media
Canary Wharf 2,120,000 Banking, media, legal
Lambeth & Southwark 1,780,000 Accountancy, consultancy, local government

Number of people working in the city of London

UK business register and employment survey

Area

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

City of London: Total employment

454,700 413,500 391,200 400,800 388,600

Tower Hamlets: Total employment

277,400 260,000 254,200 240,400 237,700

Westminster: Total employment

724,700 702,100 693,400 666,300 644,200

City of London: Financial services

164,000 161,600 147,600 159,300 155,000

Tower Hamlets (Canary Wharf): Financial services

72,400 67,900 72,400 72,600 74,600

Greater London: Financial services

362,100 356,100 343,600 360,000 357,900

Great Britain: Financial services

1,025,400 1,037,400 1,022,000 1,045,500 1,051,900

 

London Business Enterprise Births and Deaths in 2015

Sub-Region 

Enterprise Births

Enterprise Deaths

Net Start-ups rate

Inner London 55,295 30,785 8.5%
 – Inner West 27,985 16,270 7.3%
 – Inner East 27,310 14,515 10%
Outer London 45,625 26,045 7.7%
 – Outer West 20,240 12,170 6.9%
 – Outer East 15,410 7,945 9.9%
 – Outer South 9,975 5,980 6.6%
Greater London 383,075 252,040 8.1%

Source: ONS business demography 2015.

Commuting from outside London to inner London, by occupation, in 2015

Those who work in inner London, in lower skill jobs and lower pay jobs are less likely to travel from outside London to get to their work place.

Occupation

Proportion of total commuters

from outside London to Inner London

Proportion of Inner

London Workforce

Managers, directors and senior officials 20.4% 14.4%
Professional occupations 30.7% 27.1%
Associate professional and technical occupations 25.4% 21.1%
Administrative and secretarial occupations 9.9% 10.1%
Skilled trades occupations 6.0% 6.0%
Caring, leisure and other service occupations 1.2% 5.2%
Sales and customer service occupations 1.9% 5.5.%
Process, plant and machine operatives 2.2% 3.1%
Elementary occupations 2.5% 7.4%

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

Sources of funding for Transport for London in 2017-18

Grants: 25%

Fares: 47%

Other Incomes: 11%

Borrowing and Cash Reserves: 17%

Source: Transport for London Budget 2017-18

Religion In London

London has centers of worship for a multitude of faiths. Statistics year 2011.

Religion  In Numbers In Percentages %
Christian 3,957,984 48.42%
No religion 1,694,372 20.73%
Muslim 1,012,823 12.39%
Religion not stated 692,739 8.47%
Hindu 411,291 5.03%
Jewish 148,602 1.82%
Sikh 126,134 1.54%
Buddhist 82,026 1.00%
Other religion 47,970 0.59%

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