Census Figures

It gives me considerable pleasure to advise you that our 2008 census figures for Greater London are now complete and as a result of your hard work in 2007, we have a massive 752 new members enjoying quality Scouting in the capital, that represents an increase of 1.8%. Four out of our six Counties reported an increase in membership with two reporting small decreases.

I want to personally thank every adult in Scouting for their considerable efforts during our very busy Centenary year.  As a result, we are now healthier and stronger, offering Scouting to even more of London’s young people. You can all be truly proud of this achievement.
However, you will see from the census analysis below that we still have considerable work to do in the year ahead to ensure that we continue to grow across the Capital.  Our Regional Strategy / Development Plan for Greater London is now firmly embedded in the Region and I know that we have the skills, resource and determination to succeed in the year ahead.

Once again, my sincere thanks everyone.

Dean J Milton


CENSUS ANALYSIS 2008 – Greater London Region
Total Membership
Membership 2007 – 40522
Membership 2008 – 41274
Up – 752 (1.8%)

Youth Membership
Youth Membership 2007 – 32718
Youth Membership 2008 – 33473
Up 755 = 2.2%  (= 567 Female / 188 Male)

Adult Membership
Adult Membership 2007 – 7834
Adult Membership 2008 – 7801
Down 33 = 0.4% (= +70 Female / -103 Male)

Sections

2007 2008 Up/Down
Beaver Scouts 8557 8570 up 13
Cub Scouts 12,368 12,431 up 63
Scouts 9012 9639 up 627
Explorer Scouts 2635 2683 up 48
Network 146* 150 up 4*

*141 recorded Elsewhere

Greater London Counties
Greater London North                         Up 340 (6.9%)
Greater London North East               Up 137 (1.8%)
Greater London Middlesex West     Down 80 (1%)
Greater London South                          Up 256 (5.4%)
Greater London South East                Down 8 (0.1%)
Greater London South West               Up 77 (0.8%)

Waiting Lists
Currently 1787 young people on waiting lists to join Scouting in Greater London
Ethnic Composition

Asian – 4.7%

Black – 4.5%

Mixed 4.7%

White – 82.4%,

Other – 3.7%

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