Borough, neighbourhoods and wards


Nearly a third of a million people live in the London borough of Lambeth. It has one of the largest geographic areas of any inner London borough, and is one of the most densely populated places in the country.

Our State of the Borough 2016 report provides an overview of Lambeth using the most current available data. It includes findings on:

  • historical and social context
  • population and its changing nature
  • household composition, tenure and affordability
  • breakdown of residents by equality characteristics
  • poverty and deprivation
  • health and life expectancy
  • crime
  • the economic situation.

View our previous reports for:

How does Lambeth perform against other councils?

The LG Inform tool shows how the services you use in Lambeth perform against other councils. It provides up-to-date published data about Lambeth and its performance, as well as those of other councils across the country, where that data can be benchmarked with other local authorities.


Based on the Lambeth Residents Survey, Neighbourhood Insight provides a neighbourhood level overview of what matters to residents, including:

  • their levels of satisfaction with the area
  • perceptions of change, neighbourliness, safety and crime, and health
  • what council services they use
  • perceptions of the council
  • how they want to work with other people

See our Lambeth Residents' Survey reports:

See our Neighbourhood Insight presentations:

You can also visit the CLIP data platform to get facts and figures about Lambeth's population, economy and social indicators by neighbourhood.


Lambeth is divided into 21 wards for electoral purposes, with 3 elected councillors representing local communities within each ward. View our ward area boundaries.

These wards are currently being reviewed to better represent the growing population of the borough. Read more about the electoral ward boundary review

The Ward Profiles and Atlas tool provides a range of demographic data for each ward on population, diversity, households, life expectancy, housing, crime, benefits, land use, deprivation and employment.

The Ward Profiles present summary measures for the most recent year. This tool is useful for displaying a large amount of data for numerous geographies.

The Ward Atlas presents a more detailed version of the data, including trend data, and generally includes the raw numbers as opposed to percentages or rates.

You can also read a profile for each ward in the State of the Wards 2016.