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Demographic Change Lewisham

Decision Maker: Safer Stronger Communities Select Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


8.1       James Bravin, Policy Manger, gave a presentation to the Committee, a copy of which will be included in the agenda documentation. During the discussion the following key points were highlighted:


·         The Lewisham population had increased by 1% in the last year, however the rate of increase has decreased since 2014 due to an increase in internal migration and less International immigration.

·         The borough was getting older. The average age had increased from 33.6 to 34.7 since 2013.

·         Members of the Committee requested whether it would be possible to get up to date details of the ethnicity via age cohort.

·         The Committee heard that the ONS did not publish that data but the GLA did. The methodology for their populations predictions and projections were different but with that caveat it would be possible to provide that data to the Committee.


8.2       RESOLVED:


That the report be noted.


Publication date: 29/01/2019

Date of decision: 19/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/12/2018 - Safer Stronger Communities Select Committee

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