Area profiles

Ward profiles 2014

In May 2014, the number of wards in the borough increased from 17 to 20. The changes were made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, in order to ensure that every councillor in Tower Hamlets represented roughly the same number of residents.

Ward profiles have been produced for all new 20 wards in Tower Hamlets. They provide socio-demographic characteristics of each area and help describing local differences.

Data from the 2011 Census has been used throughout the ward profiles as Census data still provides the single best source of statistics available at a geography small enough to be aggregated up in to the new wards.

In 2022 the council formally changed the names of two wards.

Bethnal Green ward became known as Bethnal Green East and St Peter's ward became known as Bethnal Green West (the boundaries remained the same).

Ward profiles 2013

Information about the old 17 wards can be accessed in the profiles below. There is still large interest in the information because not many data sets are currently available for the wards based on the new boundaries.  

The ward profiles provide an overview of the area, combining a range of data on the population, diversity, school performance, household composition, health, crime and deprivation levels.

The documents include a variety of maps with local places of interest. Each profile also includes information about local services, resources available to the local community and the contact details for council services.

Useful links

The Greater London Authority (GLA) offer a ward profile tool, displaying a large amount of data for multiple geographies, in one place.

These profiles provide a summary of demographic and related data for each ward in the borough. The profiles are designed to provide an overview of the population in each area by combining a range of data on the population, diversity, households, life expectancy, housing, crime, benefits, land use, deprivation and employment.