Waltham Forest Overview

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The Big Picture

Waltham Forest is a suburban local authority located in northeast London with a population of over 300,000 people. The area has a mix of housing options, from traditional terraced houses to modern apartment buildings, and the local authority has implemented several initiatives to increase the availability of affordable housing, including building new council homes and encouraging developers to include affordable units in new developments. The community in Waltham Forest benefits from various programs and services, including a youth council, a community safety team, and support for local businesses. The borough also has a thriving arts and culture scene, with notable venues such as the William Morris Gallery and Walthamstow Assembly Hall. In terms of the local economy, Waltham Forest has a diverse range of employers, including healthcare providers, retail and hospitality businesses, and creative industries. The local authority has also invested in the regeneration of several areas, such as Leyton and Leytonstone, to attract more businesses and jobs to the area.

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Waltham Forest Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Waltham Forest’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Waltham Forest Diversity

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