London Borough of IslingtonIslington is a borough of London to the north of the City of London, west of Hackney, east of Camden, and south of Haringey. Population 179,000 (1998), ethnic minority population about 20%. Formed in 1964 through amalgamation of the Metropolitan Boroughs of Islington and Finsbury. Area of significant social contrasts (55% of population live in council housing, yet some houses of value greater than 3 million GBP). Contains one of the largest intact areas of urban Georgian architecture. Also known for its shopping facilities and "trendy" restaurants and bars.
|London Borough of Islington|
|Ethnicity:||75% white, 11% black, 2% bangla|
|Villages:||Clerkenwell, Highbury, Holloway|
|Neighbours:||Camden, City, Hackney, Haringey|
|MPs:||Jeremy Corbyn, Chris Smith|
|GLA:||North East London|
- Lower Holloway
- Tufnell Park
- Upper Holloway, including Archway
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2 Demographics of Islington
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Tony Blair, Prime Minister, once lived here (in 1 Richmond Crescent, Barnsbury). Other famous residents include the writers George Orwell and Douglas Adams, playwright Joe Orton, politician Boris Johnson, and pop musicians Dido Armstrong and David Gray.
Demographics of Islington
According to the 2001 census Islington has a population of 175,797. It is 75% white, 6% black african, 5% black caribbean and 2% Bangladeshi. 32% of the borough are owner-occupiers.