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Table 1 Southwark and Lambeth Borough Profiles

From: Can Fire and Rescue Services and the National Health Service work together to improve the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable older people? Design of a proof of concept study

  Southwark Lambeth
Area (km2) 28.9 26.8
Total population 257 675 269 127
Number of people per km2 8932 10 035
Density ranking in London 9/33 8/33
Population aged 60 and over 32 964 (13%) 31 016 (11%)
Black and ethnic minority population 37% 38%
Deprivation ranking in London (1 = most deprived) 6/33 8/33
Overcrowding ranking in London (1 = most deprived) 8/33 13/33
Public sector owned housing 53% 41%
Emergency fire calls ranking in London 4/33 17/33
Accidental fires in dwellings 2006/7 307 328
Injuries arising from accidental fires in dwellings 2006/7 53 47
Home Fire Safety Visits completed 2006/7 1059 1428
Smoke alarms fitted 2006/7 1911 1961
  1. Profiles of Southwark and Lambeth boroughs, taken from London Fire Brigade's Borough Profiles 2007 [27, 28]