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Thursday, 16 April, 1998, 07:34 GMT 08:34 UK
London facts
  • There are over 7 million people living in London, 5.5 million of whom are eligible to vote

  • Twelve per cent of the UK population lives in London; their gross income per household is 15% higher than the national average

  • One-third of Londoners live alone - the highest proportion in the UK

  • London has 3 million dwellings - nearly 60% of which are owner occupied

  • There are 29,000 homeless households in London

  • There are over 32,000 hospital beds available in the capital each day

  • Nearly half the total population of the UK's ethnic minorities live in London

  • London's crime rate in the capital is 20% higher than the national average

  • London has 74 MPs - more than the whole of Scotland. There are 11 Conservatives, 6 Liberal Democrats and 57 Labour.

  • London has 2.7 million licensed vehicles on the road

  • The daytime average speed for cars in central London is 11 mph

  • Two-and-half million trips are made on the London Underground every day

  • The London referendum is the first to be held in England since 1975
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