About Merton

Merton has a diverse and dynamic voluntary, community and faith sector. We estimate that 19% of people participate in volunteering – from a borough population of just over 200,000. You can find information about the local voluntary sector from a number of sources:

Statistical ward profiles
The London Borough of Merton has analysed the most recent Census (2011) and produced statistical profiles for each Ward in the borough.

Office for National Statistics neighbourhood statistics
The Office for National Statistics has made a vast amount of data available for specific geographic areas such as health and education authorities, ward, borough, Parliamentary Constituency and more. The neighbourhood statistics are broken down into a number of areas: people and places, health, local economy, education, housing, crime and safety and more. You can print and download the detailed statistics.

The charity sector in Merton
National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the South London CVS Partnership has a project which analyses the charity sector across a range of south London boroughs. There is data across the full set of boroughs supported by the South London CVS Partnership (Richmond, Kingston, Sutton, Croydon, Bromley and Merton) and data specific to Merton.

Health and wellbeing
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment of the Health and Wellbeing of the People of Merton identifies a range of key information about the health and wellbeing of the people of Merton.
The Community Plan
The Merton Partnership produces the Community Plan. The current Community Plan sets out the long term vision and priorities for the borough up until 2019.