Brick Lane CS changing places

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  • Brick Lane
    • economic characteristics
      • Employment
        • UE rate of 7.5%. London UE 6.7%
        • 12.6% students compared to 7.8% for all of London
        • 80% of population of working age, within this 13.8% UE rate. 8.9% for London
        • 1/2 of residents BME, 2/3 of UE BME
        • Majority work in tertiary sector, particularly financial services, however, this is for entire borough. A lot of the original locals work in their own shops on a much lower income than those working in finance.
        • 15% long term unemployed
      • Income
        • Median income £29,550, London median income £39,100
        • 35.5% in managerial & professional work.
        • 30.5% in lower to intermediate roles
        • Gross Disposable Income per head 2016 £23,227
        • Growth in Gross Disposable Income; 2.9% 2016, 9.9% 2015, 5.2% 2014
        • 40% of children are income deprived
          • 50% of elderly people are income deprived
      • House Prices
        • On average since 1995 house prices have risen faster than the UK and London average
        • 1 bedroom flat on sale for £600,000!
        • Houses are being gentrified by wealthy 20-30 year old's
        • Original residents are seeing their rents go up, being out priced and displaced from their homes.
        • EastendHomes is the registered provider of social housing in Tower Hamlets, accused of gentrifying for profit
          • Denning Point block of flats knocked down and converted into luxury apartments named 'Kensington and Sloane'
          • 2-bedroom flat advertised to let for £3000/month, current social housing scheme rents apartments for £550/ month.
      • Index of Multiple Deprivation
        • 25% of residents are income deprived, highest area in London, 5th highest in the UK
        • The majority of the boroughs in Tower Hamlets are in the top 10% most deprived areas. Notably Brick Lane is in top 20%
        • Borough is in bottom 10th percentile for income, City of London short distance to the West is in top 10th percentile.
        • Area is becoming less deprived, mix of borough surrounding Brick Lane, prospering at different rates.
    • social characteristics
      • Education
        • According the IMD, education is what the borough is least deprived in.
        • 14.8% of residents have no qualifications.
      • Crime
        • Much higher crime rates than the London average.
          • Most common form of crime is 'anti-social behavior' followed by 'violence and sexual offences'
          • Tower Hamlets 13th worst deprived area for crime in the UK.
        • Crime stats similar to surrounding area of White Chapel, much higher than City of London to the west.
        • Anti-gentrification protests; e.g. Cereal Killer Cafe
        • April 2018 almost 400 crimes reported, slightly higher than Whitechapel.
      • Health
        • Within London, Tower Hamlets has very high levels of health deprivation, however nationally it is 30% most deprived.
        • 8.1% have long-term health problems, worse than average.
        • Low ranking on IMD for health deprivation in the area, life expectancy in some areas as low as 72, compared to 86 in the City of London.
      • Barriers to housing and services
        • The borough is highly deprived in this aspect; 4th most deprived in the England.
        • Two thirds of residents fall in the top 10% for most deprived in this category.
        • Sub category of housing looks at indicators such as overcrowding, homelessness and affordability.
          • Tower Hamlets fell into the most deprived for this category.
        • Sub category of geographical barriers, relating to access to services.
          • Tower Hamlets fell into least deprived for this category, mainly due to its central London location.
            • However, many residents will not have access to, not be able to afford to enjoy many of the services brought about by gentrification.
      • Living Environment
        • Measures indoor living environments, quality of housing etc, and outdoor living environments, air quality, road traffic accidents etc.
          • Outdoors domain, 10% most deprived. Consequence of inner cities.
          • In contrast scores averagely for indoors.
        • Tower Hamlets scored low overall, however the majority of London does. 16th most deprived in England


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