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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (2001 Census data) for the four London boroughs served by SLAM and comparisons with London and England statistics

From: The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (SLAM BRC) case register: development and descriptive data

  Borough London England
  Lambeth Croydon Lewisham Southwark   
Total population 266,169 330,587 248,922 244,866 7,172,091 49,138,831
Age (%)       
   0–19 23.3 26.8 25.7 24.8 24.9 25.1
   20–29 22.2 13.3 17.1 19.6 17.0 12.7
   30–44 29.2 25.1 28.2 28.3 25.7 22.6
   45–74 21.1 28.7 23.7 22.5 26.5 32.1
   75+ 4.2 6.1 5.3 4.8 5.9 7.5
Gender (%)       
   Male 49.3 48.1 48.2 48.9 48.4 48.7
   Female 50.7 51.9 51.8 51.1 51.6 51.3
Education* (%)       
   No qualifications 20.1 22.9 24.2 24.4 23.7 28.9
   Level 2 (5 or more GCSEs at A-C) 14.0 21.4 17.4 14.6 17.1 19.4
   Level 3 (2 or more A levels) 9.8 9.3 9.1 10.0 9.8 8.3
   Level 4/5 (First degree or higher) 40.9 23.6 29.4 34.8 31.0 19.9
Self-assigned ethnicity (%)       
   White 62.4 70.2 65.9 63.0 67.5 90.9
   Mixed 4.8 3.7 4.2 3.7 3.6 1.3
   Asian or Asian British 4.6 11.3 3.8 4.1 13.6 4.6
   Black or Black British 25.8 13.3 23.4 25.9 12.3 2.3
   Other 2.5 1.5 2.7 3.3 3.0 0.9
Socio-economic status* (%)       
   High managerial/professional 14.0 10.1 9.8 11.7 12.1 8.6
   Lower managerial/intermediate 34.1 36.0 33.6 29.3 32.5 28.2
   Small employers/lower supervisory 9.8 12.6 11.2 9.9 11.4 14.1
   Routine/semi-routine jobs 14.6 15.3 16.2 16.3 14.8 20.7
   Never worked/unemployed 6.9 4.7 6.5 7.2 6.0 3.7
   Full time students 9.2 6.8 9.4 12.6 9.0 7.0
Migration from mid-2006 to mid-2007
(approximates in thousands)
      
   Inflow 23.5 18.7 18.4 19.8 167.0 511.0**
   Outflow 28.9 20.9 21.1 24.1 284.4 299.0**
   Balance -5.5 -2.3 -2.8 -4.3 -81.5 +212.0**
  1. *Data restricted to persons aged 16–74 years
  2. **2007 data