Borough, neighbourhoods and wards

Borough

Nearly a third of a million people live in the London borough of Lambeth. It has one of the largest geographic areas of any inner London boroughs and is one of the most densely populated areas in the country.

According to the 2021 Census, Lambeth had the fourth highest density of all local authority areas in England and Wales.

Our State of the Borough 2022 (PDF 6.6MB) report provides an overview of Lambeth using the most current available data. It includes findings on:

  • historical and social context
  • population and its changing nature
  • household composition, tenure and affordability
  • breakdown of residents by equality characteristics
  • poverty and deprivation
  • health and life expectancy
  • crime
  • the economic situation.

View our interactive visualisation, which shows progress towards our Borough Plan

Borough Plan interactive visualisation

View our previous reports for:

Neighbourhoods

The Lambeth Residents' Survey provides a borough-wide and neighbourhood overview of what matters to residents, including:

  • their levels of satisfaction with the area
  • perceptions of change, neighbourliness, safety and crime, and health
  • what council services they use
  • perceptions of the council
  • how they want to work with other people

See our Lambeth Residents' Survey reports:

Wards

Lambeth is divided into 25 electoral wards. These wards have either 2 or 3 elected councillors who represent local communities within each ward.

These 25 electoral wards came into effect in May 2022 following local elections.

View our ward maps.

View our ward profiler dashboard.