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Merton demographics

Population

Most recent whole-population data for Merton (mid-2018).

AreaPopulation
Merton 27 of 33 in London206,1862.31% of London
London8,908,08113.41% of UK
UK66,435,550 

Homelessness

Homeless and in priority need households in Merton (2018).

AreaHouseholds
Merton 31 of 33 in London1221.45 / 1,000
London15,4804.35 / 1,000
England56,6002.34 / 1,000

Child poverty

Children living in poverty (after housing costs) in Merton (2019).

AreaChildren
Merton 28 of 33 in London28.70%14,489 children
London37.50%819,058 children
EnglandN/A 

All Merton datasets

IndicatorUKEnglandLondonMertonNotes

Economy

Registered businessesN/AN/A568,20012,490Source: ONS Inter-Departmental Business Register

Education

Primary academies and free schoolsN/A27.39% (4,592)23.56% (428)11.36% (5)Source: GOV.UK Schools, pupils and their characteristics
Secondary academies and free schoolsN/A71.97% (2,473)67.52% (341)37.50% (3)Source: GOV.UK Schools, pupils and their characteristics

Environment

Open spaceN/AN/A39.10% (623.0M)35.90% (13.5M)Source: London Datastore

Homelessness

Homeless householdsN/A56,60015,480122Source: GOV UK Homelessness summary
Households in temporary accommodationN/A80,72054,520165Source: GOV UK Homelessness summary

Population

Population66.4M56.0M8.9M204,598Mid-year population estimates for the UK
Source: ONS mid-year population estimates

Poverty

Child povertyN/AN/A37.50% (819,058)28.70% (14,489)Households are living in poverty if their household income (adjusted to account for household size,) is less than 60% of the median. All poverty rates are calculated on an after housing costs basis.
Source: London Datastore / End Child Poverty
In-work povertyN/AN/A20.40% (875,000)25.10% (14,000)Employees in work earning less than the London Living Wage (LLW)
Source: London Datastore

Welfare Reform

Households affected by Benefit cap36,508N/A8,899129Source: GOV.UK Benefit cap: number of households capped

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