The 2010 London Survey results

BBC London's Marc Ashdown has pointed us towards the Greater London Authority's 2010 London Survey, which asks 1,500 Londoners how they feel about life in the capital.

In summary:
  • Four-fifths of Londoners (83%) are satisfied with London as a city to live – the highest recorded level of satisfaction.
  • Four-fifths (85%) are satisfied with their neighbourhood as a place to live
  • Three quarters (76%) of Londoners feel safe when walking outside alone in their neighbourhood in the evening
  • Satisfaction with the way their area is policed is at its highest level since 2004 with approaching two-thirds (63%) of Londoners saying they are very or fairly satisfied
  • The proportion of Londoners very or fairly worried about crime has fallen from 59% in 2006 to 43% in 2010
  • Fear of burglary is the main reason Londoners feel unsafe (42%)
  • On transport, Londoners are most likely to think that roads in London need improving (42%) followed by buses (19%) and then the Underground (18%)
  • 43% want to see a reduction in traffic congestion
  • 70% of people feel very or fairly safe using local buses at night compared to just 56% in 2002
  • 66% of Londoners agree that the Olympics will be good for the capital compared to 57% in 2009
There's loads of stuff in there, which we haven't had time to sift, but if you spot anything particularly pertinent, please let us know.

35 comments:

Hugh said...

What percentage can testify to their local coffee house serving, like, literally the very best espresso they have ever tasted?

mk said...

Hi,

Newbie here. Moving to Brockley in 2 weeks time. Excited, but not sure what to expect, given my SW London origins and affinity to everything north of the river.

Good coffee will undoubtedly make me feel at home however. Is this espresso to be found at Broca or alternative nearby coffee houses perchance Hugh?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't listen to Hugh, he's a cock. Brown's does the best coffee imho.

drakefell debaser said...

Coffee is a bit tribal in Brockley. I would recommend Browns as well but I know the Broca has a hard-core of followers.

Best to try them both and go from there.

Anonymous said...

Bugger Coffee give him Beer

shaking dogger said...

'Bugger Coffee'?


where's that sold?

THNick said...

Bugger coffee is presumably one of those new boutique roasting houses?

I thought the definitive best coffee is the coffee box on the station platform?

TM said...

I thought the reference was to Kopi luwak (look it up).

Anonymous said...

I believe Stephen Fry gave a jar to Prince Charles,or what ever it comes in.

Hugh said...

Get your own Gaggia.

Assuming you can afford it.

DJ said...

Hugh, I wish someone would Gaggia you!


And by that I mean beat you to death with a coffee machine.

Danja said...

A filter coffee maker is much less ostentatious and makes better coffee to boot.

I do admire the thread de-railing though, neatly done.

Anonymous said...

"43% want to see a reduction in traffic congestion".....

What do the the other 57% want?

Gerry said...

Can't see the point of those expensive machines. You can get just as good results with a cafetiere.

Anonymous said...

Can 1500 people give a true survey in a population of 7.5M.

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, with a small margin of error it can. What it would be less good at is telling us about individual populations, like muslims or students, because the sample size for these groups won't be big enough.

Hugh said...

The point of owning a Gaggia is to show you can.

Anonymous said...

Show whom, Hugh? Unless it's on your window sill no-one but you will ever see it.

Anonymous said...

Don't understand the Gaggia postings Hugh - they're not very expensive. It's not like owning a Ferrari, just because you can. Sometimes I wonder if you're all there.

Brockley Nick said...

When Hugh hangs his jacket over the back of his chair, he makes sure to leave the lining showing, so that everyone can see it's genuine M&S.

TM said...

Interesting I had Hugh down as a Matalan or TK Maxx person.

Can't see even him stooping to Primark levels, although in the current climate.........

Myself, I'm more an orange juice than a coffee man.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many other lawyers (Mmm) from a city law firm (ahem) live in Lewisham.







On their own.

Monkeyboy said...

Don't dis TK Max, I bought some ski gear, a frying pan, belt, jacket and some pants for next to nowt (although the elastic went on said pants). You can always set fire to some tenners later if you feel it wasn't an expensive enough experience.

drakefell debaser said...

I agree, TK Maxx is worth a rummage now and again.

The only thing that can compete with a highly flammable Matalan suit is one from (SP)ASDA's George range.

Anonymous said...

All their clothes are misshapen, shrink in the wash and measured in weird european units...

max said...

I love TK Maxx, it's another Alladin Cave experience, and I found there the first chopping board that doesn't split.

Hugh said...

I tend to get my gear at JD Sports but have been known to pick up evening wear at The Officer's Club.

Brockley Nick said...

Men's clothes from Zara have always shrunk in my experience.

Ed said...

What version of Hugh are we on now btw? The original and best is long gone right?

Headhunter said...

So Hugh, you once said on this site that you climb (on a bike) like Contador. Do you also drop a bit of clenbuterol now and then?

mk said...

I've always found TK Maxx to be a monumental disappointment.

Gaggia's look great but I think I'll just stick to my Ferrari.

Anonymous said...

Ferrari's look great, but I think I will stick with my Boris Bike.

Matt-Z said...

TK Maxx is great if you are tiny or massive. For those of average size the good stuff is never in stock and you are left with the dross and the comedy outfits.

Monkeyboy said...

I am both tiny AND massive.

Joking aside, I've used it lots for kitchen gear. You can get some very decent pots 'n' pans and utensils. Also good for luggage if you get a day when they've had a delivery.

Increasingly hilarious name said...

The survey isn't exactly good news for Ken Livingstone is it? He'll have to do a lot more mendacious scaremongering* this time if that many people think London is basically alright.

*That should be scaremungering. Sorry.

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