London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of the London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
Compare Bromley's overall performance against other boroughs
Bromley is highlighted particularly in the relevant indicators listed on the right. In addition, data for all boroughs feature in the indicators below:
- Affordable housing completions
- Debt relief orders by London borough
- Council Tax Benefit reform
- Local Housing Allowance claims by borough
- Boroughs affected by national benefit cap
- Overcrowded households across London
- Inequalities in life expectancy
- Underage pregnancy by borough
- Childhood obesity by borough
- Primary school availability by borough
- GP services by borough
- Reduction in borough budgets
- Childcare availability by borough
- 19 year olds lacking qualifications by borough
- Early years development by borough
- Working tax credits by borough
- Polarisation by London borough
- Child poverty by ward
- Landlord repossessions by borough
- Mortgage repossessions by borough
- Attainment at age 16 by borough
- Premature death by borough
- Temporary accommodation by borough
- Households accepted as homeless by borough
- Attainment at age 11 by borough
- Low-paid jobs by borough
- Low-paid residents by borough
- Adult limiting illness or disability by borough
- Infant deaths by borough
- Pay inequalities in London
- Income inequalities by wards within London boroughs
- Out-of-work benefits by ward
In 1965, Bromley was formed from the boroughs of Bromley and Beckenham and the urban districts of Orpington, Penge and the Chislehurst part of Chislehurst and Sidcup. Bromley is situated in south-east, outer London and is notable for being the largest borough in London, covering 58 square miles from the highly urbanised areas of Anerley, Penge and Crystal Palace in the north-west to the more rural areas of Cudham, Downe and Biggin Hill in the south-east. 60% of the Borough is protected Greenbelt or Metropolitan Open Land, giving the borough a uniquely “green” feel which the council is keen to protect.
The borough shares borders with Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley to the north, Southwark and Lambeth to the north west, Croydon to the west; and the counties of Surrey to the south and Kent to the south east. Major areas of settlement within Bromley include Beckenham, Penge, Orpington, Biggin Hill and Chislehurst as well as Bromley itself.
The growth of the railway system turned the northern half of the borough into a dormitory for London, although most of the southern half remains open countryside. With a slight dip in population in the 1980s, the population has now steadily increased to around 309,000, which makes it one of the most populous London boroughs.
With low percentages of 20-35 year olds compared to the London average, and higher proportions of 50-80 year olds, Bromley has an old, and ageing, population profile.
With only around 16% of its population “non-White,” Bromley also has a far less ethnically diverse population than most other London boroughs, although a distinctive group within the borough is a settled traveller community in St Mary Cray in the east of the borough. With an estimated 2,000 members, this is the largest such community in Britain and one of the largest in Europe.
LB Bromley local authority website
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