London Borough Population Figures

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1375
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you join in the demand that Government update population figures ahead of the 2013/14 financial settlement? Given that this will help to determine resources received by London you will I am sure agree that it is critical that under-counting be avoided if at all possible. To this end what resources will you, possibly in partnership with London Councils, be applying to ensure we get our population numbers right?

Answer

Answer for London Borough Population Figures

Answer for London Borough Population Figures

Answered By: 
The Mayor

DCLG will consult this summer on options for the use of population data in the baseline needs allocation of the financial next settlement. Currently, proposed options will be based on the 2011 Census. I have tasked the Intelligence Unit to assess the accuracy of these data for London upon release of 2011 Census data in July 2012. The outcomes of this assessment will inform next steps.