Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61

Population contrasts in the London Docklands; new migrants and Council tenants in Wapping

Ray Hall

Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61, pp. 247-264 | Full text

London's Docklands have undergone enormous economic and socialchange in the last decade. The paper examines aspects of the characteristics of thenew immigrants based on a postal questionnaire to newcomers in the Wapping areaof Docklands. Data are presented on sex, age, household structure, occupation andincome. By using local authority housing list data, it has been possible to make somecomparisons between the new private sector immigrants and those seekingaccommodation from the local authority within the same area and at the same time.The study demonstrates the problems of microscale investigations in the Britishcontext and reveals interesting findings about social differentiation in a rapidlychanging urban environment.

Keywords: London Docklands, population, migrants, households

Ray Hall, Department of Geography, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, London, United Kingdom