Statistics and census information
The Statistics and census information pages contain information about Lambeth and its residents. The most recent and most comprehensive information about the borough’s population comes from the Census held on the 27 March 2011. The Census data is being released in phases by the Office of National Statistics until late 2013.
We have produced a headlines briefing about Lambeth from the data that has been released so far (see some of the highlights below).
If you are interested in accessing Census data directly and learning about different ways the data can be used, you may wish to take a look at:
- the ONS website – where all census data is available
- the GLA’s Census Information Scheme provides specific analysis of census statistics for all London boroughs. Its census briefings and analysis can be found here, including some useful topic-based snapshots for London
- the Neighbourhood Statistics website - this allows you to search data subjects either by statistical or administrative geographies
- you can also look at our 2012 State of the Borough report, although please be aware that this report was produced before Census 2011 data started being released. For the most up to date information about Lambeth’s population please see the census date on the ONS website
Information about Lambeth
Here are some of the key facts about Lambeth that we have learned from the Census data that has been released up till now.
- There are 303,100 Lambeth residents. This is up nineteen thousand from 284,000 - the last population estimate for the borough.
- Lambeth is extremely ethnically diverse- even more so than recorded 10 years ago. It really is the world in one borough.
Lambeth has the highest proportion in the country of:
- Portuguese born people
- South American people
- mixed race white and black African people and the proportion of mixed race people has gone from 4% to 7% o People from multiple mixed ethnic backgrounds
- people from non-Caribbean and non-African black backgrounds
- Lambeth has the second highest proportion of black Caribbean people (although this has reduced from 12% to 10%) in the country and the highest number of Rastafarians
- Lambeth is a young borough. It has the second highest proportion of single people in the country, and the second lowest proportion of married couples (although it is the 6th highest in terms of civil partnerships in the country)
- Lambeth has the highest number of young house-sharers in the country, reflecting a change in the actual accommodation on offer in the borough (49% up from 45% are converted/shared flats) and a higher proportion of private renters (up from 18% to 28%)