Statistics and data
Facts and statistics about the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Hillingdon is the second largest of London's 32 boroughs as well as the Corporation of the City of London and takes its name from a parish recorded in the eleventh century. Over half of Hillingdon's 42 square miles is a mosaic of countryside including canals, rivers, parks and woodland.
The borough stretches from the Buckinghamshire border in the north to Heathrow Airport in the south and is a key gateway into West London.
It was created in 1965 by the amalgamation of the Borough of Uxbridge and the Urban Districts of Hayes & Harlington, Ruislip-Northwood and Yiewsley & West Drayton.
- Neighbourhood Statistics - the National Statistics Website (ONS) allows you to find detailed or summary statistics within specific geographic areas, by Local Authority, Ward, Super Output areas or New Deal for Communities.
- GLA Ward Profiles - the Greater London Authority (GLA) ward profiles provides users with the ability to view the most recent data available at borough and ward level concerning areas such as population, life expectancy, crime rates and land use.
Definitions of terms used in the production of statistical analysis.
Electoral wards vary greatly in size from fewer than 100 residents to more than 30,000. This is not ideal for nationwide comparisons and also means that data that can safely be released for larger wards may not be released for smaller wards due to disclosure requirements (i.e. the need to protect the confidentiality of individuals) Electoral wards are also subject to regular boundary changes. This creates problems when trying to compare datasets over time
Super Output Areas (SOAs)
Super Output Areas (SOAs) were created to have a geographic boundary that was not subject to regular boundary changes over time, and were consistent in size for comparative purposes. There are currently two levels of SOAs. A third and larger group of SOAs (SOA3) is proposed.
SOA1 is the lowest of the 3 levels and each SOA consists of a minimum population of 1000 people and normally an average of 1500 people. There are 163 SOA1s in Hillingdon.
SOA2 is the middle level and consists of a minimum of 5000 people with an average of 7200, and is restrained by the local authority boundaries. There are 32 SOA2s in Hillingdon.
- Inner London boroughs:
City of London, Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and City of Westminster.
- Outer London:
Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Sutton and Waltham Forest.
Population and migration
The estimated resident population of an area includes all people who usually live there, whatever their nationality. Members of UK and non-UK armed forces stationed outside the UK are excluded. Students are taken to be residents at their term time address. Population estimates do not include people who are in the UK for less than 6 months.