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Housing and transport are big costs for most Londoners and can significantly impact on quality of life and access to opportunities. Here you can find factsheets about housing and transport in Southwark, and links to sources of further information about these topics here and across the UK.
Factsheets about Southwark housing and homelessness
- Southwark Council’s key housing data report (latest 2015)
- Southwark Council homelessness review (2014)
- Housing Requirement Study 2009 - somewhat out of date
- Combined Homelessness and Information Network rough sleeping data bulletins at borough level
- Homelessness in Southwark figures are here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the Excel file and then select Southwark. The document will display figures for the past five years.
Factsheets about Southwark transport and traffic
- Southwark Transport Plan Annual Report 2014-15
- Department for Transport traffic counts for Southwark (can also access other boroughs)
- Southwark Council traffic flow spreadsheets
Other sources of housing and homelessness data
Here are some other sources of data around housing from government and non-government sources. These enable you to view Southwark (and often ward-level) data and compare it with that for other areas.
- The 2011 Census included information about people's living arrangements and household size, type of dwelling and tenure, number of rooms/bedrooms per person and central heating. Data can be compared across different areas and population groups and based on people's answers to other questions. For help on accessing Census and other ONS data click here.
- The GLA provides clear London-level summaries, often with borough-level data, of Census statistics including housing data (including tenure and overcrowding).
- As well as overall deprivation, the indices of deprivation give scores for barriers to housing and services and living environment at Lower Super Output Area level and by local authority. The last figures are from 2010 but new ones will be released in summer 2015.
- London’s Poverty Profile includes a variety of indicators, including many relevant to housing and homelessness (affordable housing, overcrowding, repossessions, temporary accommodation, homelessness).
- London Mapper presents statistics in map format or as figures. The Housing maps include data on dwellings, dwelling additions, people per dwelling, homeless, house prices, household size, housing sales/value and rents.
- London-level and borough-level data from the GLA: summaries (click the 'Housing' button) and in depth
- Government statistics and reports can be searched by keyword, department (eg DCLG, Homes and Communities Agency) or topic (eg housing). Data includes affordable housing supply, social housing sales, homelessness, house prices and building, renting, benefits claimants, and much more.+
- The Housing and Planning Bill 2016. This document provides a short clause by clause explanation of the elements of the Housing and Planning Bill up to the end of April. Several amendments and counter amendments are being exchanged between the House of Commons and the House of Lords and the Bill is therefore subject to change.
- Southwark Housing Strategy to 2043
Other sources of transport data
Here are some other sources of data around transport from government and non-government sources. These enable you to view Southwark (and often ward-level) data and compare it with that for other areas.
- The Census 2011 included information about people's access to cars and vans, and method of travel to work. Data can be compared across different areas and population groups and based on people's answers to other questions. For help on accessing Census data click here.
- The GLA provides clear London-level summaries, often with borough-level data, of Census statistics including car/van availability, travel to work and cycling.
- Transport for London publications and reports, including Travel in London summary reports and some Southwark focused material
- A data blog covering a wide range of London transport issues – can be browsed by theme
- London Mapper presents statistics on a range of social issues at London, borough and ward levels. They are presented in map format with areas resized based on the statistics, so may be useful for getting quick impressions about trends. The Environment & Travel maps include data on cars and public transport.
- London-level and borough-level data from the GLA:
- Government statistics and reports can be searched by keyword, department (eg Department for Transport) or topic (eg transport). Data includes accidents and casualties, drink driving, journeys made, reliability, costs. Including the latest annual report on road casualties (2016).
- Office of Rail Regulation data (mostly rail usage estimates)
National-level statistics on housing and transport
The following are national-level but often detailed statistics.
- Homes and Communities Agency housing statistics, particularly around HCA affordable housing projects and the Right to Buy
- House building statistics
- Council of Mortgage Lenders data including arrears/possessions and London-specific lending data.
- The OECD’s profile of the UK gives national-level data over time, compared with other member countries. It includes data on transport including infrastructure investment and passenger transport.
- Passenger Focus research into passenger priorities and experiences regarding bus and rail travel.