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Tower Hamlets demographics

Population

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

AreaPopulation
Tower Hamlets 10 of 33 in London317,7053.57% of London
London8,908,08113.41% of UK
UK66,435,550 

Homelessness

Homeless and in priority need households in Tower Hamlets (2018).

AreaHouseholds
Tower Hamlets 20 of 33 in London4373.64 / 1,000
London15,4804.35 / 1,000
England56,6002.34 / 1,000

Child poverty

Children living in poverty (after housing costs) in Tower Hamlets (2019).

AreaChildren
Tower Hamlets 2 of 33 in London56.69%42,775 children
London37.50%819,058 children
EnglandN/A 

All Tower Hamlets datasets

IndicatorUKEnglandLondonTower HamletsNotes

Economy

Registered businessesN/AN/A568,20019,215Source: ONS Inter-Departmental Business Register

Education

Primary academies and free schoolsN/A27.39% (4,592)23.56% (428)11.43% (8)Source: GOV.UK Schools, pupils and their characteristics
Secondary academies and free schoolsN/A71.97% (2,473)67.52% (341)40.00% (8)Source: GOV.UK Schools, pupils and their characteristics

Environment

Open spaceN/AN/A39.10% (623.0M)26.90% (5.8M)Source: London Datastore

Homelessness

Homeless householdsN/A56,60015,480437Source: GOV UK Homelessness summary
Households in temporary accommodationN/A80,72054,5202,201Source: GOV UK Homelessness summary

Population

Population66.4M56.0M8.9M284,596Mid-year population estimates for the UK
Source: ONS mid-year population estimates

Poverty

Child povertyN/AN/A37.50% (819,058)56.69% (42,775)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)9.60% (22,000)Employees in work earning less than the London Living Wage (LLW)
Source: London Datastore

Welfare Reform

Households affected by Benefit cap36,508N/A8,899527Source: GOV.UK Benefit cap: number of households capped

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