HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 cc288-9W
Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average percentage for districts designated in London under the Inner Urban Areas Act for each of the following categories, together with the equivalent percentage in respect of the London borough of Camden (a) population loss, (b) over-crowded households, (c) single parent families, (d) pensioners, (e) unemployed, and (f) lack of basic amenities.

Mr. Shore

The decision to designate particular districts took into account the scale and intensity of social and economic

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) † (f)
Estimated population loss Overcrowded households Single-parent families Pensioners Unemployed Houses lacking basic amenities
Average of desig- 19,400 3,697 3,960 37,998 5,743 29,754
nated London 8.3% 4.2% 4.5% 15.9% 34.2%
Camden 16,937 4,461 3,210 31,934 3,796 29,723
8.2% 5.4% 3.9% 17.4% 36.2%
*Brent, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth.
† Unemployment rates are not available separately for individual London boroughs. The figures in the table are based on the total unemployed registered at the local unemployment and careers offices primarily serving each borough. For Camden the figures are those of the Camden Town local employment office area.