London Borough of Lambeth

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Lambeth demographics

Size: 26.84 km2  

Population: 266169 (49.1% male/50.9% female)*

Population Density:  99.2 people per hectare; 5th most densely populated borough*

Age Breakdown: 4% 75+, 77% 16-74, 19% under 16*

Ethnicity Breakdown: 62.4% White, 37.6% BME*

Religion: 58.9% Christian, 21.7% no religion, 19.4% other*

Education: 62 Primary Schools, 14 Secondary Schools,
five non-mainstream schools+

Employment: 61.7% employment rate*#


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

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Interesting borough facts

  • Lambeth is the 9thsmallest london Borough by area
  • Lambeth is home to the UK’s largest Portuguese population
  • Lambeth is home to London’s largest  train station, Waterloo, which covers an area of almost 10 hectares
  • The Black Theatre in Brixton, founded in 1974, was instrumental in developing black theatre in the UK
  • Former Lambeth residents include model Naomi Campbell and  the famous diarist Samuel Pepys

Facts courtesy of London Councils' Ten Interesting Things Opens in a new window publication.