Welcome to InfoIslington, a blog dedicated to delivering quality information about Islington today. Produced by staff at the Islington Reference Library it will bring you details about quality web sites and other new social media , upcoming events, reports and where to find information today with a special relevance to Islington.
ONS’s 2012 mid-year population estimates gave London’s population to be 8.31 million for the year ending June 2012. This is nearly 24,100 people lower than projected by the ONS 2011 sub-national population projections for the same period.
Tables show number and proportion of young people aged 16-18 who are not in
employment, education or training (NEET). Also in the spreadsheet are figures
for those aged 16-24 by region and 'NUTS2/3' areas.
Islington Council has made greater use of the private rented sector in an environment of high house prices and where demand for social housing far exceeds supply. It is a sector in which the government wishes to encourage greater investment because it plays an essential role in the housing market, offering people flexibility and choice.
The last Stock Condition Survey reported that private rented dwellings in the borough were in better condition than those found nationally. The council aims to improve the supply of good quality private sector housing. It works to advise households in the sector affected by welfare reform. It is also increasing the professionalism of landlords, encouraging them to improve the condition of their properties, particularly for vulnerable tenants.
London is home to around two million Londoners aged 50 and above (older Londoners). This report aims to identify, quantify and value the economic contribution older Londoners make through their paid work, caring for adults, childcare and volunteering.
The paid work of older Londoners contributes an estimated £47bn per year to the capital, equivalent to around 18 per cent of the Capital’s Gross Value Added.
This report for Islington is a study prepared by Opinion Research Services and published in march 2011. It was commissioned by the North London Housing Partnership to undertake a comprehensive and integrated strategic housing market assessment for the North London sub-region. Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMAs) are an important part of the evidence base informing policy and contributing to shaping strategic thinking in housing and planning.