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.
This GLA Intelligence Unit presents figures from the 2011 census on the main language of Londoners. Finds that: 22.1 per cent of Londoners list a language other than English as their main language; 41.6 per cent of non-English speakers in England and Wales live in London; Polish is the main language of 147,800 Londoners and the most-spoken non-English main language in London; Bengali is the most spoken Asian language in London, while Somali is the most spoken African language; 41.4 per cent of Newham residents report a language other than English as their main language, in contrast with just 4.6 per cent of Havering residents; and nine of the top ten most linguistically diverse local authorities in England and Wales are in London.
This year’s Camden and Islington LGBT History Month is the biggest in the UK. The theme for 2013 is maths, science and engineering and is dedicated to the great work of Alan Turing, the founder of the modern day computer. Alan Turing was severely persecuted for his sexuality and his contributions are still to this day not fully recognised.
The month is not all science, however! See the work of our school kids at Arsenal Football Club with the Educate and Celebrate showcase. Learn about our LGBT ancient history at the Petrie and British Museums. Kick start the month with Loudest Whispers, one of London's premier LGBT art exhibitions, and hear LGBT professionals speaking about their scientific experiences at UCL's Bright Club. And don't forget the sci-fi themed Big Bang Ball at the Islington Assembly Hall – a must for your diary!
The statistical bulletin decribes the defining characteristics of the population, who we are, how we live and what we do. The census is unique because it is the only information source that measures these characteristics together across the whole population.
The release includes all Key Statistics tables and selected Quick Statistics tables for England and Wales and constituent regions, counties, London boroughs, districts and unitary authorities as at census day, 27 March 2011.
More detailed analyses of the census estimates are provided for some topics in four 'short stories'. Three present analyses of international migration, ethnicity and religion. The fourth is a report on how the 2011 Census labour market statistics differ from those estimated from the Labour Force Survey at the national, regional and local authority level.
One of the big questions of our times is how well individuals from different ethnic groups get along together. Schools are an important place where this interaction takes place. It is a common saying that individuals' attitudes are strongly influenced by their school days. So the peer groups that children play with, talk to and work with are important factors moulding their perspectives on society. The extent of ethnic diversity in schools is an important issue of public debate. This website provides some facts to enlighten this debate.
Measuring Diversityprovides information on ethnic segregation in schools in England. The results are up-to-date and comprehensive. Measuring segregation is not straightforward, so we aim to provide policy-makers and researchers with timely information to monitor and understand this complex issue. The statistics on this website have been calculated at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO), an independent research centre at the University of Bristol, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
We provide links to organisations formulating policies to promote diversity and social cohesion. In time, we hope to build a collection of research papers for users to access.