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8 facts about Borough, Bankside & Walworth

Southwark Council has published a new profile of the residents of Borough, Bankside and Walworth based on information from the 2011 census.

The full profile – covering Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Newington and Livesey wards – is available on the council website. Here are the key findings:

There were 68,651 residents estimated to be living in the Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council area when the latest Census was conducted on 27th March 2011. This profile highlights some of the key information for the area.

• Borough, Bankside and Walworth has the highest proportion of residents aged 16-24 (18%) in Southwark and this is higher than the national average of 12%.

• 51% of Borough, Bankside and Walworth residents are White which is lower than the Southwark average of 54% and the national average of 85%. The area has the highest proportion of Asian/Asian British residents in Southwark (12%), more than the national average of 8%.

• 11% of Borough, Bankside and Walworth residents identify as Muslim which is the highest in Southwark and higher than the national average of 5%.

• The proportion of Borough, Bankside and Walworth residents that can't speak English well or at all (4%) is higher than both the Southwark average (3%) and national average (2%).

• Borough, Bankside and Walworth has the highest proportion of economically inactive residents in Southwark (30%), however this is in line with the national average.

• The proportion of Borough, Bankside and Walworth residents that live in a flat, maisonette or apartment (86%) is the highest in Southwark and significantly above the national average of 21%.

• The proportion of home owners in Borough, Bankside and Walworth (22%) is the lowest in Southwark, and below the national average of 64%, while the proportion of properties that are social rented (52%) is the highest in Southwark and above the national average of 18%.

• Borough, Bankside and Walworth has the highest proportion of obese 4-5 year olds in Southwark (15%), 5% higher than the national average.

For the equivalent profile of the Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Community Council area, see our sister website SE16.com

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