This tool allows users to explore the population of Richmond by various characteristics at different geographical levels. The report contains several population estimate and projection datasets – make the relevant choice from the options below to be directed to the most relevant and recent data for your selected characteristic at the desired geographical level.

See our How To page for a video tutorial and below for Hints & Tips/FAQ!

Hints & Tips

  • View the report in full-screen by clicking the double-ended arrow in the bottom-corner of the report.

  • Hover over charts and maps to see values.

  • Some pages of the report include filters on the left hand side (e.g. ‘Year’, ‘Age’) to limit the displayed values to your population of interest.

  • Filters can also be applied using the visuals themselves (e.g. Clicking the ‘Female’ portion of a pie chart). You can press Ctrl whilst clicking to select multiple criteria either from the same visual or across several visuals (e.g. ‘Female’ and ‘0-4’). Click again on your selected options to deselect them. Filtering this way can highlight your population of interest against overall values (e.g. borough total).
  • Some filters and visuals overlap to cater for all user preferences (e.g. ‘Ward’ filter and ‘Ward’ map) – in this case, it’s best to choose just one of these to filter the data. To use the filter, deselect everything on the map – to use the map, deselect everything on the filter.

  • Some charts and tables have a ‘drill down’ option which will display more detail (e.g. by ‘drilling down’ on BAME, users can view more specific ethnic groups). To enable ‘drill down’, hover over the chart/table and press the single down arrow. Click the up arrow to return to the original view. Please note, ‘drill down’ must be disabled to select multiple criteria. Alternatively, click the double down arrow to explore all levels of detail within the dataset.

  • Use the information icon to access the metadata for each dataset.

  • Use the Home button in the top-left corner to return to homepage


Why is the total population for Richmond different depending on the page of the report?

This is because figures are estimated separately at different geographical levels. We have used data from several datasets published by the Greater London Authority and the Office for National Statistics to provide the most current population estimates for the three different geographies – make the relevant choice from the options on the home page to be directed to the most relevant and recent data for your requirements. Please click the information icon for metadata, including advice on rounding figures.

Why is the census data displayed as percentages? 

We have chosen to display census data as percentages rather than counts due to the currency of the information. Whilst census data is valuable and is our only source of some population characteristics, it is from 2011 and is not as current as the other datasets. Users can take the percentages and apply them to more current population estimates/projections for a better idea of current population counts.

What is an LSOA?

A Lower Super Output Area is a census geography, see our Guide to Geography to find out more.

Can I use this data?

Yes, click the information icon on each page to access the metadata related to the dataset used – this will provide you with information on data limitations and copyright notes.

Why are there no map legends?

The map visual used does not provide this facility. As a dynamic report, users can hover over the map to see values for each area. The colour scale ranges from light (lower values) to dark (higher values).

As well as figures, I’m interested on the impacts on certain groups in the borough – where can I access this information?

Try our Equalities page and our other Data Themes – these have some information on the differing opportunities between population groups and signposts to other data sources.

I’m interested in information on other characteristics such as sexual orientation and gender reassignment, where can I find this information?

This data is not routinely published and is not available in the datasets used in this report. Try our Equalities page – this has signposts to relevant data sources.

Can I export this data?

Unfortunately, the data cannot be exported directly from the report on this webpage. Please see the metadata icon for a link to the original data. Power BI users can request access through the Power BI Service – data can be exported from the report when viewed via the Power BI Service.