Flashcards in ✅Case Study - London Deck (62)
What is the population of London?
What is the population expected to be by 2050?
What area does London cover?
1579 square kilometres
What is the population density of London?
4542 people per square kilometre
Where does London rank globally in terms of size>
What is the climate?
Temperate, maritime, highs of 30 degrees in summer and lows of 2 degrees in winter
What is the topography of London?
Fairly flat with the river Thames flowing through the centre
For every 1% increase in population, how much does GDP increase?
How much do migrants contribute to the economy?
£3 billion in net tax
How much less likely than UK born residents are migrants to receive benefits?
What does London have a reputation for being?
An economic powerhouse, financial hub and centre for software and multimedia development
How do the rich live in London?
With multimillion pound houses, well paid jobs with six figure bonuses, use of private schools and healthcare
How do the poor live in London?
Jobs below minimum wage, lack of leisure time due to having multiple jobs, fear of crime and gang violence
Which borough has the greatest imbalance between high and low earners?
Kensington and Chelsea
What is the difference in pay between residents of Kensington and Chelsea?
Top 1/4 earn at least £41 an hour, bottom 1/4 earn less than £12 an hour
What is the economic imbalance in London like?
16% of population in the poorest 1/10th nationally, and 17% of population in richest 1/10th nationally.
How much of their weekly income can poorer residents expect to spend on rent?
How do schools in poorer areas compare to those in richer ones?
Schools in poorer parts have the lowest number of GCSE points per pupil, and exam grades are not equal across London
How does life expectancy compare between poorer and richer parts of the city?
People in richer parts often live longer. In 2011 census, the % of people reporting themselves as 'not in good health' lived in some of the poorest areas
What issues do multicultural areas face?
Overcrowding, low wages, dependence on social housing
How are ethnic minorities affected in terms of health?
They often lack resistance to childhood diseases, especially new migrants in overcrowded conditions
What social barriers affect women of ethnic minorities?
Language barriers and societal differences
How does the city perform in terms of higher education?
It performs well globally for the number of people in higher education, as well as for the quality of its universities.
How does social isolation affect people?
It is particularly prominent in older people, new parents and ethnic minorities
How does well being fare in London?
Feelings of happiness, life satisfaction and worthwhile are all below UK average, which feelings of anxiety are above average
How many languages are spoken in London?
More than 300
How many non-indigenous communities of 10,000 or more are there in London?
50 or more
How is London seen on a global scale?
As one of the most cosmopolitan and tolerant cities in the world
What is the river Thames used for?
Transportation of goods such as coal and timber, as well as recreation