Below are some interesting facts about Sutton, South London:

POPULATION

  • Sutton’s population has increased by 4.7% since 2001. Today, it is 190,100.
  • Sutton has more women than men; but only by 1%. Residents are 51% female and 49% male – the same as the London average.

STAYING SAFE

  • Sutton is one of the top three safest boroughs in London, with total crime having reduced by 31% over the last eight years.
  • Motor vehicle crime is at its lowest level for 15 years.

ENVIRONMENT

  • With 607 hectares of green space and 16 parks, Sutton is one of London’s greenest boroughs.
  • Five parks won a Green flag Award this year, and Sutton achieved the Silver Gilt overall and Gold award for oaks Park in the London in bloom awards.
  • The London borough of Sutton has one of the highest densities of tree cover per hectare when compared with other London boroughs. In total there are more than 190,000 trees in the borough.
  • Sutton has nine public libraries, two theatres, and a number of grade II listed heritage buildings, including the Honeywood Museum, Whitehall, and Little Holland House.

BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT

  • We have over 6,600 businesses that make up Sutton’s vibrant business community.
  • 2,027 new businesses started up in Sutton in 2011 – that’s a big increase of 15% compared to 2010
  • The economic activity rate, among working age people in Sutton is 78.3%, which is higher than the London and England averages, 75.1% and 76.5% respectively.

DEMOCRACY

  • Sutton is divided into 18 wards. Each ward is represented by three councillors – that’s 54 councillors in total.
  • Sutton has six local committees designed to give residents a bigger say over council decisions. Our local committees have the power to decide how money is spent on local improvement projects, and can raise important issues with local councillors.
  • Local elections are held every four years. The next election is scheduled to be in May 2020.

TRANSPORT

  • There are 1,600 roads in Sutton that make up roughly 400km in distance.
  • Sutton has ten railway stations that service the borough.
  • Public transport usage has increased by 22% since 2005/06.
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