The 2011 Census
As residents already know, and the Census will soon confirm, Herne Hill is a colourful and vital place packed with folk from everywhere, droves of students, and of course plentiful Jedi Warriors. It also has some curious anomalies – like a slightly declining population, and unusually high numbers of people who’ve benefitted from higher education.
What is less known, is that Lambeth, Southwark and other London boroughs were so undercounted last time round, that they missed out on millions of pounds in government grants. This time round the Office of National Statistics calculates that each person who doesn’t return their form costs a borough over £600 in lost income.