London Statistics

London stats

London Statistics. London In Numbers

Housing Gap

  • There has been an increase of 540,000 households in London over ten years but only 430,000 new homes built.

London Overground

  • There are 83 stations on the London Overground.

The Tube

  • There are 270 stations on London’s tube network covering a total route of 402km (250 miles).

London’s busiest station

  • Waterloo is London’s busiest railway station with around 82 million passengers per year.

Cost of services

  • Between them, London’s 33 councils will spend about £15.6 billion on providing services such as education, public health, social care, waste management, housing and culture in 2013/14

Population of London

Population 201020122013201420152016
London 7,825 Million8.3 Million8.41 Million8.5 Million8.674 Million8.788 million

Business Districts

London has five major business districts: the City, Westminster, Canary Wharf, Camden & Islington and Lambeth & Southwark.

Business DistrictOffice Space m2 Business Concentration
City of London7,740,000Finance, broking, insurance, legal, fund managers, banking
Westminster5,780,000Head offices, real estate, private banking, hedge funds, government
Camden & Islington2,294,000Creative industries, finance, design, art, fashion, architecture, media
Canary Wharf2,120,000Banking, media, legal
Lambeth & Southwark1,780,000Accountancy, consultancy, local government

Number of people working in the city of London

UK business register and employment survey







City of London: Total employment


Tower Hamlets: Total employment


Westminster: Total employment


City of London: Financial services


Tower Hamlets (Canary Wharf): Financial services


Greater London: Financial services


Great Britain: Financial services



London Business Enterprise Births and Deaths in 2015


Enterprise Births

Enterprise Deaths

Net Start-ups rate

Inner London55,29530,7858.5%
 – Inner West27,98516,2707.3%
 – Inner East27,31014,51510%
Outer London45,62526,0457.7%
 – Outer West20,24012,1706.9%
 – Outer East15,4107,9459.9%
 – Outer South9,9755,9806.6%
Greater London383,075252,0408.1%

Source: ONS business demography 2015.

Commuting from outside London to inner London, by occupation, in 2015

Those who work in inner London, in lower skill jobs and lower pay jobs are less likely to travel from outside London to get to their work place.


Proportion of total commuters

from outside London to Inner London

Proportion of Inner

London Workforce

Managers, directors and senior officials20.4%14.4%
Professional occupations30.7%27.1%
Associate professional and technical occupations25.4%21.1%
Administrative and secretarial occupations9.9%10.1%
Skilled trades occupations6.0%6.0%
Caring, leisure and other service occupations1.2%5.2%
Sales and customer service occupations1.9%5.5.%
Process, plant and machine operatives2.2%3.1%
Elementary occupations2.5%7.4%

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

Sources of funding for Transport for London in 2017-18

Grants: 25%

Fares: 47%

Other Incomes: 11%

Borrowing and Cash Reserves: 17%

Source: Transport for London Budget 2017-18

Religion In London

London has centers of worship for a multitude of faiths. Statistics year 2011.

Religion In NumbersIn Percentages %
No religion1,694,37220.73%
Religion not stated692,7398.47%
Other religion47,9700.59%

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