Katherine Low Settlement is based in the heart of Battersea, which covers the north-eastern part of the London Borough of Wandsworth. We focus our efforts primarily on people that live and work in its nearest wards of St. Mary’s, Latchmere and Queenstown, and postcodes SW11 and SW8.
Although in modern times it is known mostly for its wealth, Battersea remains characterised by economic inequality, with four main housing estates (the Winstanley, near Clapham Junction station, the Surrey Lane estate, the Patmore, Savona and Carey Gardens, and Doddington & Rollo estates in the Nine Elms area) being surrounded by more prosperous areas.
48,245 people living in the three wards of Battersea. The residents tend to be young, and follow the trend of Wandsworth, being predominately in the 20-44 year old bracket, though St Mary’s Ward has a slightly older population. Around 35-40% of all residents live alone. There is a significantly higher percentage of lone parent households in Latchmere (17.3%), compared to Wandsworth (9.5%) and London (12.6%).
Most residents in the three wards have a White ethnic background (71.7%). More than half of all residents in Wandsworth are originally from the United Kingdom (53.3%). Caribbean and African ethnic groups live more in the three wards compared to rest of the Borough and London in general.
Households in Queenstown (60%) and Latchmere (64.8%) are deprived in at least one deprivation dimension. The Census’ deprivation dimensions are indicators based on four household characteristics: employment, education, health and disability and housing. More than ten per cent of all Latchmere households are deprived in three or four dimensions (10.3%).
A quarter of all households in Latchmere consist of at least one person with a long-term health issue or disability.
Almost one fifth (18.4%) of Latchmere residents are unemployed or economically inactive. Almost one third of all households in Latchmere do not have an adult in employment (29.5%), compared with 21.4% for Wandsworth.
- Office for National Statistics, 2013
- Ward Level Key Statistics Analysis, Census 2011
- London Poverty Profile, 2013
- Datasets of London, London Funders, 2015
- Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce / Wandsworth Council, 2014
- Wandsworth JSNA (Health), 2014
- Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub, 2015