London Borough of Brent

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Size: 43.2 km2

Population: 263,464 (48.5% male/51.5% female)*

Population Density:  60.9 people per hectare; the 14th most populated of all boroughs*

Age Breakdown: 4.7% 75+, 75.5% 16-74, 19.8% under 16*

Ethnicity Breakdown: 45.3% White, 54.7% BME*

Religion: 47.7% Christian, 10% no religion, 42.3% other*

Education: 61 Primary Schools, 17 Secondary Schools, 1 all-age academy, 5 non-mainstream school+ 

Employment: 64.3 employment rate* #

*National Census 2001+Brent Council # National Average 2001: 60.6%

Interesting Borough Facts

  • Brent is the 15th largest London borough by area
  • The capital’s bioscience industry is clustered around Brent
  • Brent is recognised as the most ethnically diverse local authority in the country
  • Brent has one of the highest crime detection rates in London
  • In 1986 Merle Amory became leader of Brent council, the first black woman to reach this position within a British local authority

Facts courtesy of London Councils' Ten Interesting Things Publication