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.

An updated State of the Borough report is due in early 2022.

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:


The Lambeth Residents' Survey provides a borough-wide and neighbourhood 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:


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

View our ward profiler dashboard

Following an electoral ward boundary review, Lambeth will be introducing new ward boundaries in mid-2022.