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Rough sleeping across London

Key points

  • The majority of rough sleepers in London are based in Inner London, with 31% being found in Westminster and another 42% in other inner London boroughs.
  • The 'dominance' of Westminster for rough sleeping is less than it was and a greater share of rough sleepers are based in outer Boroughs. In 2009/10 a tenth of rough sleepers were in outer boroughs, rising to a quarter in 2014/15.

Rough sleeping across London

What does this graph show?

The graph shows that the majority of rough sleepers in London are based in Inner London, with 31% being found in Westminster and another 42% in other inner London boroughs. But the 'dominance' of Westminster for rough sleeping is less than it was and a greater share of rough sleepers are based in outer Boroughs - in 2009/10 a tenth of rough sleepers were in outer boroughs, rising to a quarter in 2014/15.

Data used

Combined Homelessness and Information Network Annual Reports; GLA & St Mungo's Broadway

Indicator last updated: 15 October 2015