% living in Social Housing
% population 35yrs or under
Southwark possibly more than most typifies the changes, challenges and opportunities of being part of London as a global premier city and international destination of choice for business, enterprise, entertainment and the arts.
Our borough is home to the architectural gem The Shard, to world-famous attractions such as the Tate Modern, Borough Market, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tower Bridge. 7% of residents work in the cultural sector,complementing famous names including Hilton hotels and Ernst & Young who are based in the area.
There is an incredible range of employment opportunities.
Projects such as the 3 billion redevelopment of Elephant and Castle delivering new homes, parks, leisure facilities and transport links, the future regeneration of the Old Kent Road, Aylesbury, Canada Water and London Bridge Quarter, are being delivered in the borough bringing thousands of new homes and jobs.
The extension of the Bakerloo line is planned to come right through the borough improving transport links and high quality public spaces,building a sustainable future and again creating more jobs for local residents.
We are a borough that brims confidence and ambition and this is evident in its residents and communities at large.
We're immensely proud of the work we've done so far and our mission to drive social change - creating a borough where the lives and well being of all our residents are improved now and into the future.