Residential block in Newton Street in Holborn & Covent Garden Ward of London
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About Our Area
Holborn & Covent Garden – Key Statistics From 2011 Census
We are situated in the Holborn & Covent Garden Ward of LB of Camden. The area is perceived as affluent and commercial, however according to the 2011 census there were 13,023 people who are usually resident in the ward in 6,495 households.
LB Camden – Key Statistics From 2011 Census
In London Borough of Camden as a whole in the 2011 census there were 220,300 people usually resident in the ward in 97,500 households. The usual resident population of London on census day was 8.17 million in 3.27 million households.
Dragon Hall works with Young People who live in a number of Lower Super Output Areas in both Camden & Westminster, areas which suffer from significant disadvantage and deprivation.
Our immediate surrounding area (LSOA 918) is rated in the bottom 10% of areas in England (UKlocalarea.com), as the 32nd most deprived area in Camden, the 6% most deprived in England with regard to living environment and 9% most disadvantaged in relation to income deprivation which affects children (Indices of Deprivation).
These themes of deprived living environment and income affecting children are echoed throughout the other LSOAs where we work, falling into the 5% most disadvantaged relating to income deprivation affecting children and young people.
Dragon Hall conducts its work in some of the most deprived areas in England, however this is in stark contrast with the widespread perception of the area which focuses on its ties to the West End, shopping and entertainment.
In fact the areas that Dragon Hall covers suffer from greater disadvantage than 4 of the 7 LSOAs in Gospel Oak, 5 of the 8 in St Pancras and all but one in Kilburn, areas of Camden traditionally seen as suffering acute disadvantage.
Holborn & Covent Garden has the 7th largest number of primary age school children in Camden (more than in Kings Cross or Camden Town). 60% of the local community is from a BME background, including 10.3% Bangladeshi (compared to 1.18% across London), the 6th highest percentage of total population in the UK.