Birth and Death Rates in London
In any city around the world, the difference between the birth and death rate of the city's population varies depending on the town location in the city. For instance, the birth and death rates for the residents who reside in informal areas is higher as compared to their counterparts who reside in the more formal and uptown areas. There are a number of reasons to explain these occurrences, which will be discussed later on in the report.
In the graphs provide, evident that the birth and death rates in London vary from one region to the other. According to the graphs provided, the overall difference between the birth and death rate in inner London stands at 35,913, this represents 1.19% of the total population. The following regions are part of the inner London, Camden, Hackney plus City of London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster
The case is, however, a bit different in the outer part of London which has the following regions under its jurisdiction, Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutoton and Waltham Forest where the difference between the birth and death rate is a bit higher and stands at 41,262 which represents 0.90%. From the data provided, the overall population of the residents of outer London is higher as compared to those of the inner London, the total population stands at 3,029.6 (000's) for inner London whereas it stands at 4,590.2 (000's) for the outer London. The birth rate of inner London is 52,744 while for the outer London is 74,907. The death rate for inner London stands at 16,831 while for outer London stands at 33,645. It is only after analyzing the above figure that we come to the average birth and death rate that has been indicated in the report. Apart from the overall analysis of the birth and death rate of the outer and inner London, there is also a difference in the birth and death rate among various cities. For instance, according to the graph, Tower Hamlets records the highest number of birth rate as compared to Lewisham which has the lowest birth. When it comes to death rate, the case is unique, whereas Lewisham records the lowest number of births, it also records the lowest number of deaths, the city of Southwark city has however been identified as the city that records the highest number of deaths.
The above observation is in relation to inner London; when it comes to outer London, Ealing records the highest number of birth while Kingston upon the Thames records the lowest. When it comes to death rate, Bromley has the highest number of death while Kingston upon the Thames has the lowest number of death.
There are a number of reasons that have been pinpointed as being the cause of this difference; one of the key reasons is the difference lifestyle that the residents of these two regions lead. While those in inner London live a comfortable life, their colleagues in the outer London seem to struggle to make ends meet. When it comes to high birth rates, there is a lack of awareness of the importance of family planning especially to the outer London residents as compared to their counterparts in inner London who are more educated and empowered when it comes to birth control measures. When it comes to death rates, poor eating habits that most residents have resolved to can be blamed for this, most of them feed mostly on junk foods and other genetically modified foods without caring the negative impact it will have on their lives.