London Borough of Bromley

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The London Borough of Bromley is named after Bromley, its principal town.

Social Prescribing

Bromley hosts the Bromley by Bow Centre one of the pioneers of Social Prescribing in the NHS.

Demographics

In the 2011 UK Census, the borough had a population of 309,392. All major religions are represented, but of those stating a choice, 60.07% described themselves as Christian. In 2001, of the population, 43.47% were in full-time employment and 11.06% in part-time employment – compared to a London average of 42.64% and 8.62%, respectively. Residents were predominantly owner-occupiers, with 32.53% owning their house outright, and a further 42.73% owning with a mortgage. Only 1.42% were in local authority housing, with a further 12.74% renting from a housing association, or other registered social landlord.[1]

A study in 2017 showed that Bromley had the second lowest poverty rate (15%) of any London borough. [2]