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Waltham Forest Community - Statistics


Due to natural increase and immigration, in all parts of Waltham Forest the demographics are rapidly changing.  In coming years, the figures show more change is expected.

wfcwLesbians earn 8% more than their straight colleagues but gay men get 5 per cent less
19 December 2014
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Lesbian women earn more than straight employees - but gay men are paid less, a study has found.
The figures come in a report released yesterday into inequalities in the labour market which looked at gay and lesbian employees worldwide.
It was carried out by Dr Nick Drydakis, an economist at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, who said:  ‘Gay men often avoid certain male-dominated occupations in favour of female-dominated occupations - less masculine jobs - for which salaries may be lower.   ‘In addition, lesbians tend to self-select into male-dominated occupations that may offer higher salaries.’
But the report claimed that all gay people are discriminated against in favour of heterosexual applicants with comparable skills and experience during the hiring process.  That was observed in studies carried out in Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Sweden, the US and Canada.
The report also found that gay and lesbian employees have lower job satisfaction than their heterosexual counterparts and are more likely to be harassed and bullied by colleagues.
But gay and lesbian people who are open about their sexual orientation within the workplace are more likely to report higher job satisfaction than those who are not.
The report highlights that not even 20 per cent of countries have adopted sexual orientation anti-discrimination laws in employment.   At the same time 2.7billion people live in countries where being gay or lesbian is a crime. The study was based on 10 surveys and commissioned by the World Bank/IZA World of Labor project.
 
Office for National Statistics Integrated Household Survey April 2010 to March 2011 : Experimental Statistics
1.5% of adults in the United Kingdom identified themselves as Gay/Lesbian or Bisexual, April 2010 to March 2011
 
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Trust for LondonTrust for London and New Policy Institute
Independent source of information about poverty and inequality in the capital.
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Race and the Criminal Justice System 2014
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Justice System 2014

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This publication compiles statistics from data sources across the Criminal Justice System (CJS), to provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of different ethnic groups. No causative links can be drawn from these summary statistics, and no controls have been applied to account for differences in circumstances between groups (e.g. average income or age); differences observed may indicate areas worth further investigation, but should not be taken as vidence of bias or as direct effects of ethnicity.
In general, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups appear to be over - represented at most stages throughout the CJS, compared with the White ethnic group.
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NavigantLondon Borough of Waltham Forest, Local Economic Assessment, November 2010
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In 2008, there were a significant number of people – 56,041 – living in Lone parent households in Waltham Forest. This means a quarter of the borough’s population live in Lone parent households, which is the highest proportion in London, and nearly twice the national average, A low-skilled borough... Skills levels in Waltham Forest are very low, as in most of East London. Waltham Forest ranks 377th out of 408 local areas in Great Britain on overall skills and qualifications scores. Males are more likely to be unemployed, and females are more likely to be economically inactive. Ethnic minorities are more likely to be effected by worklessness.
NutshellA few main points from the report
Fig 7.5.3: Proportion of population living in Lone parent Households (2008)
In 2008, there were a significant number of people – 56,041 – living in Lone parent households in Waltham Forest. This means a quarter of the borough’s population live in Lone parent households, which is the highest proportion in London, and nearly twice the national average, and nearly 50% more than the London average. Within this, 40,476 live in households where all the children are dependent on the parent, which is potentially a significant issue for the borough as – nationally – an average of 4% of those households have a parent in employment.

Table 4.9.1: Business and Economy assessment summary 
Large firms (employing 200+) are usually the major drivers of productivity in a local area. While
Waltham Forest has a number of large regeneration sites, and strategic industrial locations that could locate new large businesses coming to the area, the potential for such inward investment is viewed by partners are unlikely.
The Inward Investment market – particularly for Foreign Direct Investment is risk adverse, and companies will not take a chance on locating to an area without a strong track record as a business location.  Ethnic minorities are less likely to run businesses in the borough. 
Despite a large and diverse ethnic minority population, there is a relative lack of entrepreneurialism – particularly among the Pakistani community. This analysis offers the opportunity to promote enterprise among certain communities – which could have community cohesion as well as economic benefits.

Summary: Key Issues, 2010
  • Waltham Forest has a higher proportion of small businesses than London, the Host Boroughs and North East London. 2.6% of employers provide 50.1% of jobs in the borough.
  • Micro‐businesses (employing 10 or less people) are the most significant employer in Waltham Forest – providing 27.1% of jobs. This is unique to the borough among comparator areas.
  • Waltham Forest has the smallest overall production and is the least productive borough in London
  • The borough has low skills levels, which is critical to employment risk, and levels of unemployment and economic inactivity
  • The profile of those economically inactive ‘Seeking work but unavailable’ are very likely to be young and male in Waltham Forest.
  • Men are far more likely to be unemployed in Waltham Forest than women. The differential between rates of unemployment by gender in the borough is the highest is London.
  • There are more Asian/Asian British unemployed in Waltham Forest than any other ethnic grouping. Asian/Asian British residents are nearly three times as likely to be unemployed as White residents, and twice as likely as Black/Black British residents.
  • Economic inactivity is concentrated in the Asian/Asian British population of the borough, and predominantly amongst women.
  • Of those who are economically inactive, the proportion of Asian/Asian British who are “not seeking but want a job” is strikingly low.

 
Sigma Research Sigma Research
Sigma Gay Men's Sex Survey
Some brief Waltham Forest results of the MSM survey:
51.6% of gay men in WF were not happy with their sex life -#8
21.1% had never been tested for HIV -#9
23.8% had been tested positive for HIV -#11
53.4% had sex within previous 7 days -#21
64.8% said nothing about their HIV status before having sex with a non steady partner -#23
71.0% had more than one anal/vaginal intercourse partner in the last 12 months -#24
41.6% had anal sex w/o using a condom within last 6 months -#25
.8% experienced homophobic physcal abuse within the last 6 months -#28
HPA Waltham Forest - The number of persons living with HIV in 2007 was among the highest in the country.
This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a high percentage of persons in at risk groups, such as men who have sex with men and people who have recently emigrated from countries with high rates of HIV.
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BBCHighest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men
29 November 2012
The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an "all-time high" in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA). It said there had been a "worrying" trend since 2007, with more and more new cases each year. Nearly half of the 6,280 people diagnosed last year were men who had sex with other men (MSM).
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LSELondon School of Economics: EACEA 2010/03:
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Low voting turnout amongst young people is not necessarily the result of disenchantment, but has a variety of reasons
Young people feel that the political ‘offer’ does not match their concerns, ideas, and ideal of democratic politics.  There is also a clear lack of opportunity and political inclusion amongst some young people who are systemically excluded (through poverty, unemployment, linguistic, ethnic or social integration, etc.).
Young people do not believe that politicians sufficiently address their concerns.  This could be improved either by political parties making an effort to take youth concerns more seriously, or through the direct elections of young people representatives which would force a campaign on youth-relevant issues.
According to a majority of the expert stakeholders interviewed and young people in ‘active’, ‘reference’ and ‘excluded’ focus groups, low voter turnout in the 16-26 age group should not be regarded as a sign of political apathy. This confirms the overwhelming results of the survey: young people do not feel apathetic, but they do think that the political ‘offer’ does not match their concerns, ideas, and ideal of democratic politics.
There is also a clear lack of opportunity and political inclusion amongst some young people who are systemically excluded (through poverty, unemployment, linguistic, ethnic or social integration, etc.).
Focus groups and the experiments indicate that young people do not believe that politicians sufficiently address their concerns (see also theme 2). This could be improved either by political parties making an effort to take youth concerns more seriously, or through the direct elections of young people representatives which would force a campaign on youth-relevant issues.
 
LBWFWaltham Forest statistics
2 November 2012
Source: WF Council
The statistics around the size and composition of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population in Britain remain imperfect due to the lack of robust national data. Estimates range from 0.3% to 10%..

The Office for National Statistics has developed a sexual identity question that was included in the Integrated Household Survey (IHS) in 2009. The first results from this survey suggest that 0.9% of the population surveyed classified themselves as gay / lesbian with a further 0.5% bisexual. Extrapolating from a projected borough population of 243,280 the national figures would suggest that Waltham Forest has a gay, lesbian, or bisexual population of around 3,400.

However, a recent study commissioned by Waltham Forest that was aimed at gaining a greater understanding of local LGBT population suggested the number of lesbian, gay, or bisexual people in the borough to be somewhere between 7,000 and 10,000 people in 2007 (4-6% of the adult population).

Just over half the borough is female (50.1%) and the borough has a similar age profile to London as a whole. The largest number of households in the borough is single households (29% of all households) although 41% of the borough population live in family households with dependent children (23% of all households). Data on arrivals from other countries over the last 8 years show that Poland, Pakistan and Lithuania have supplied the greatest number of migrants.
Source: 2011 census ONS / National Insurance registrations (DWP)
 
Waltham Forest Ward Profiles
Due to natural increase and immigration, in all parts of Waltham Forest the demographics are rapidly changing.  In coming years, the figures show more change is expected. For this change in population, the council needs to plan and provide appropriate provision.
Waltham Forest, originally white working class, is now multiethnic, with many cultures, languages and religions represented.
Ward Profile for Wood Street Ward
Ward Profile for Cathall Ward
Wood Street profile Ward Profiles: Cathall
Ethnicity (diversity) in Wood Street Ward Ethnicity (diversity) in Cathall Ward
  • Wood Street ward has a resident population of 13,076 (5.3% of the borough total).
  • Wood Street has a higher proportion of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) residents (57%) than the borough average (55%) and a lower proportion of White British and Irish (32% vs. 34%).
  • 36% of children in the ward are considered to live in poverty. 27% of the pupils are eligible for free school meals.
  • The health profile for Wood Street is worse than the borough average with higher mortality rates from circulatory as well as coronary heart diseases and lower life expectancy for both males and females.
  • Single adult households are the most common in Wood Street accounting for 31% of households (compared to the borough average of 29%), followed by family households with dependent children (22%).
  • Cathall has a higher proportion of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) residents (64%) than the borough average (55%) and a lower proportion of White British and Irish (23% vs. 34%).
  • The three largest ethnic minorities African (14%), Pakistani (10.6%) and Other White background (9.5%).
  • Data from the DWP shows that in 2009/10
  • Cathall had 925 new arrivals from overseas (9.2% of the borough’s total) applying for National Insurance number. The top three countries of origin were Bangladesh, Lithuania and Poland.
Ward Profile for Leytonstone Ward  
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Ethnicity (diversity) in Leytonstone Ward  
  • Leytonstone proportion of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) residents (55%) and a lower proportion of White British and Irish (32% vs. 34%).
  • The three largest ethnic minorities are Pakistani (9.2%), Any other White background (8.7%) and Indian (8.6%).
  • Data from the DWP shows that in 2009/10 Leytonstone had 730 new arrivals from overseas (7.2% of the borough’s total)
    applying for National Insurance number. The top three countries of origin were Bangladesh, Poland and Pakistan.
 
 
PS|EPoverty and Social Exclusion report reveals impoverished nation
A stark picture of the levels and extent of deprivation in the UK today is revealed in the Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) first report ‘The Impoverishment of the UK’. The research finds that for a significant proportion of the population their living standards fall below minimum levels and for some, living conditions and opportunities have been going backwards. more ...
 
Inequality during the Early Years: Child Outcomes and Readiness to Learn in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and United States
Bruce Bradbury, University of New South Wales
“There are also notable differences across countries in family composition and structure. The US (followed by the UK) has the highest share of single parents and young mothers (mothers under age 20 at the time they gave birth), and the lowest share of older mothers (over age 30). Australia has the highest share of older mothers, while Canada has the lowest number of children in the household.” read ...