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.
Suicide mortaality rates from 1996/8 to 2008/10 were released in January 2013 and can be found here. Islington's rate varied from 12.0 per 100,000 in 1996/8 to 12.06 in 2008/10 compared to a London rate of 9.4 in 1996/8 and 7.1 in 2008/10.
The London Sustainable Development Commission’s fourth Quality of Life Indicators report was launched at City Hall on 30th January 2013. The report provides a snapshot of London’s quality of life and identifies the sustainability issues London faces. The indicator set encompasses 33 headline indicators across the environmental, social and economic spheres. It provides baseline data that will inform the Commission’s future work programme and advice to the Mayor.
The LSDC produced the first Quality of Life Indicators Report in 2004 and subsequent reports were produced in 2005 and 2009. The previous reports can be found on the LSC's website.
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.
The electoral register was published on 30 November 2012 with 153,736 registered electors. Under rolling registration, electors can be added, deleted and amended as required each month. The rolling register runs from December to mid-August each year. The table of statistics can be found here.
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.
The GLA has published ward profiles for 2012 which provide a summary of demographic and related data for each ward in Greater London. They are designed to provide an overview of the population in these small areas by presenting a range of data on the population, diversity, households, life expectancy, housing, crime, benefits, land use, deprivation, and employment.
Indicators included here are population by age and sex, land area, population density, household composition, religion, ethnicity, birth rates (general fertility rate), death rates (standardised mortality ratio), life expectancy, average house prices, housing by council tax band, Incapacity Benefit, Income Support and JobSeekers Allowance claimant rates, dependent children receiving child-tax credits by lone parents and out-of-work families, National Insurance Number registration rates for overseas nationals (NINo), GCSE results, pupil absence, crime rates (by type of crime), land use, access to public transport (PTALs), access to public greenspace, access to nature, air emissions, Indices of Deprivation, workplace employment (including by industry) from BRES, and election turnout.
On the 25th September 2012 ONS released the population estimates for local and health authorities as at mid-2011. These are the first estimates to be based upon the recently published 2011 Census populations. These data comprise the population by gender and age group. This update presents the key findings from this release for London.
These ward level well-being scores present a combined measure of well-being indicators of the resident population based on 12 different indicators. Where possible each indicator score is compared with the England and Wales average, which is zero. Scores over 0 indicate a higher probability that the population on average will experience better well-being according to these measures.
The scores are presented on a map, as well as in tables and charts.