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.
New Islington Ward Profile Summaries for 2014 have been published on the Islington Evidence Hub. These provide a summary of outcomes related to employment, housing, education, community safety, health and social care for each ward, with a heatmap illustrating how outcomes for wards compare to the Islington average. Summaries can be found here and the full profiles here (look to the left of the page).
The first London Datastore was released online in January 2010 by the Greater London Authority and attracts 30,000 ‘unique’ visitors a month. Datastore 2 has been vastly improved from a technical perspective. New features include:
improved (geography based) searches,
dataset previews, and
and you can:
favourite/follow a dataset,
request a dataset, and
upload your own datasets directly to the site.
Have a look around and read the introductory blog.
These profiles help paint a general picture of an area by presenting a range of headline indicator data in both spreadsheet and map form to help show statistics covering demographic, economic, social and environmental datasets for each borough, alongside relevant comparator areas.
The full datasets and more information for each of the indicators are usually available on the London Datastore. A link to each of the datasets is contained in the spreadsheet and map.
The number of Londoners living in poverty has seen little change over the last few years and remains at around 2.2 million people, or 28 per cent of all those living in the region, averaged over three years 2010/11-2012/13.
Around 300,000 children in Inner London are living in poverty, with a further 400,000 in Outer London. The Inner London child poverty rate remains significantly higher than for any other region, at 45 per cent.
The 2011 Census asked respondents to state their address one year before the census if it was different from their current address. This dataset provides information on migration in the year March 2010 to March 2011.
177,600 people moved from elsewhere in England & Wales to a residence in London in the year to March 2011.
Ten per cent of Londoners moved to a new address within London over the period 2010-2011.
A total of 197,600 Londoners had an address outside the UK one year prior to census. London was the destination for 32 per cent of all international in-migration to England & Wales over the period 2010 to 2011.
87 per cent of people who move to London from elsewhere in the UK were aged 16-49 compared with 54 per cent of the resident population of London who were in this age category.
Dependent children who move to London are three times more likely to go to outer London than inner London.
The largest numbers of migrants from overseas in 2010-2011 came from India, USA and Australia.
Commuting in London
Inflows from the rest of England & Wales rose 9 per cent since 2001 to 790,000 while outflows rose 15 per cent to 271,000
More than two million persons within London worked in a different local authority to their residence
Over a third of commutes within local authorities were by car and a quarter were on foot
Dartford replaced Slough as the top destination for commuters from London
The purpose of this study published in July 2012 was to establish a more detailed picture of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Islington. The study adapted the method used by the Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development (FORWARD; 2007) which used UK census data and national and regional FGM prevalence data to estimate the number of women and girls in the UK who were likely to have undergone FGM. This study combined FGM prevalence data with language and ethnicity data for Islington to produce a similar estimate. There were several key findings:
There were 1,812 girls aged 0 – 18 in Islington who are at risk of (or who may have already undergone) FGM, and this is undoubtedly an underestimate.
This number represents 10.2% of the 0-18 female population in Islington.
There are 1289 girls in the highest risk category for FGM; they are from backgrounds where FGM is effectively universal in their country of origin.
This number represents 7.3% of the 0-18 female population.
A significant proportion of girls in the two highest risk categories are aged 0-7 (47% in category 1 and 63% in category 2)